Flakier than Flake? Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner in Arizona’s Senate race, beating Martha McSally who did not embrace President Trump and confirmed that the skeptics were right when they said that she would be a worse candidate than former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The seat came open when Jeff Flake, a flaming Never Trumper whose constant criticism of the President sank this popularity with Arizonans to somewhere in between pedophiles and foot fungus and made it impossible for him to run for reelection.
The outgoing Flake was quick to offer his congratulations to the Code Pink activist Sinema:
Congratulations to @kyrstensinema on a race well run, and won. It’s been a wonderful honor representing Arizona in the Senate. You’ll be great.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 13, 2018
Senator-elect Sinema also was supportive of the Taliban when US Troops were fighting them in Afghanistan and frequently trashed her own state including calling it the “meth lab” of democracy.
Oh, and she’s bisexual too and as such is the latest of those “firsts” that the political left are crowing about.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 13, 2018
Via The Hill, “Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups”:
LGBTQ groups are cheering the Monday night victory by Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D), who is set to become the country’s first openly bisexual senator.
Sinema’s win was officially declared on Monday after six days of ballot-counting in a tight senatorial race against GOP Rep. Martha McSally (Ariz.). Sinema will be the state’s first female senator and the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Arizona since 1988.
Sinema is also the second openly LGBTQ person to be elected to the upper chamber, joining Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who is lesbian.
“An LGBTQ woman winning a U.S. Senate seat in a state that voted for Trump is a game-changer, both for the LGBTQ community and the Democratic party,” CEO and President of LGBTQ Victory Fund said in a statement on Monday. “Kyrsten’s victory makes clear that an LGBTQ candidate who listens to voters and prioritizes their issues can win elected office anywhere – blue state or red state.”
Hey, what can you expect for a state that kept sending John McCain back to the Senate and gave the nation Jeff Flake?