We learn from the gossip sheet Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie that the senator from the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan had a confrontation while
working the pole, er, fundraising in NYC:
DEPT OF NOT GIVING A … Sinemawas fundraisinglast weekin Manhattan, where we heard she received a tongue-lashing by a major Democratic donor. The warning was specifically about playing ball with Democratic leadership on the infrastructure bill and her broadergo-it-alone brand. “They gave her a lot of pushback, they said she’s in the majority, make it work, don’t undermine it,” a source familiar with the sit-downsaid. Sinema clearly didn’t pay heed. Days later, she doubled down on preserving the filibuster in a WaPo op-ed. Wonder if she was wearing her “F— Off” ring when she wrote it.
Tiger Beat is framing this that she’s incapable of being pressured, even by the donors, but pointedly you do not learn from this blind item if the donors withheld financial support, and that’s the real story.