The terrible senator representing the terrible sand people of the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan, Kyrsten Sinema told AZCentral that she missed a procedural vote on a bill to establish a commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection because: she had a “family matter.”
No one piled on Sen. Patty Murray when she missed the same vote because of urgent family matters, and what the hell, it’s a get out jail free pass, so why the eff not? Amirite?
Per Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie, the hallway gossip monitors have her batting average:
The last time Sinema’s vote skipping made news was in March 2019, when she missed a string of votes on judges and the EPA chief to compete in an Iron Man competition in New Zealand. According to ProPublica, Sinema missed 8.4% of votes in the last Congress, ranking her as the 15th-most absent member of the Senate. So far this Congress, she’s missed only four votes.
I’m guessing that family-free Sinema, Arizonastan’s cave fish white replacement for mavericky cave fish white Grandpa Walnuts, has a perfectly reasonable excuse that she will reveal as soon as she thinks of one.