Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was harshly criticized after she complained about demonstrators who followed Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) into a bathroom and protested her actions that have all but halted key legislation to codify the Democrats’ social and economic agenda.
“The Left is so unhinged they chased one of their own Senators into a bathroom stall while hurling insults at her because she won’t vote for $5 trillion in spending,” Boebert wrote on Twitter.
“This is not your grandfather’s Democrat Party,” she added.
The Left is so unhinged they chased one of their own Senators into a bathroom stall while hurling insults at her because she won’t vote for $5 trillion in spending.
This is not your grandfather’s Democrat Party.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 4, 2021
Sinema has refused to meet with constituents even as she continues to face criticism for her opposition to abolishing the filibuster and her qualms with a $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill––not $5 trillion, as Boebert claims––the Democrats are aiming to pass this fall.
Boebert’s critics were quick to point this out and corrected her.
Well if she answered people’s questions, maybe answered an email, cleared her voicemail because it’s full, they wouldn’t have to resort to this.
— MarieAnn (@thequeen54) October 4, 2021
Doing a little grandstanding there, Qbert? The amount is $3.5T, and if implemented as designed will pay for itself. I read most of the plan — did you?
— vacekra (@vacekra) October 4, 2021
5 trillion now? They raise it so they can pull back to 3.5?
— Perro Salado (@brinedog7193) October 4, 2021
She was not chased into a bathroom by a mob hurling insults. She went to the bathroom and was followed by some unhappy voters who expressed their views.
— Jenny Bristol (@JennyBristol2) October 4, 2021
No “hurling insults”. Her constituents asking why she isnt doing what she promised she’d do, what she campaigned on.
— kathleen flatley (@bosox810) October 4, 2021
According to an OH Predictive Insights poll, conducted from September 7 to September 12, nearly one-third, or 30% of Arizona Democrats, view Sinema unfavorably. 56% hold favorable views of the senator.
The distaste for Synema appears to cross party lines: 48% of Arizona Republicans view Sinema unfavorably compared to 40% who view her favorably.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie based in New York.