Az. Senator Sinema Leaves Dems Declares Herself as Independent
(Worthy News) – Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to switch her party affiliation from Democrat to independent is creating a post-midterm shake-up in the Senate, threatening to complicate what seemed like Democrats’ chances of having an outright majority after Sen. Raphael Warnock’s runoff win in Georgia gave Democrats their 51st seat in the next session of Congress.
Democrats are expected to have a workable majority, however, and the balance of power is not expected to shift following her announcement. As things stand right now, the party will still control committees, allowing them to set investigative and legislative priorities for the next two years.
Democrats currently have a 50-50 majority, which includes two independents who caucus with them, Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]