Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) reportedly praised Republican Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) to powerful Washington, DC, lobbyists.
“I love Andy Biggs,” Sinema said of the House Republican, Axios reported. “I know some people think he’s crazy, but that’s just because they don’t know him.”
Sinema has also reportedly spoken warmly of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the Republican House minority leader who hopes to become majority leader after the November midterms.
U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wears a Ukrainian flag before the State of the Union address March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
Sinema is appreciated among many of those who opposed President Biden’s radical trillion dollar “Build Back Better” agenda, for fear of tax hikes during 40-year-high inflation.
Some of those who opposed Biden’s agenda are “five or six” Senate Democrats who were “hiding behind my skirt,” Sinema reportedly said about a secret resistance to Biden’s agenda.
Simena’s complement of Biggs comes while establishment Democrats and a reformed Republican party have reshaped national politics.
Biggs, hailing from Arizona, has been a champion of the national realignment from Cheney republicanism to America First policies. The difference rests in whether or not to intervene in foreign wars, fix the southern border, and allow American workers preferred status as American citizens.
Some Democrats, such as Sinema, have supported many of the America First ideals, throwing a wrench into the establishment Democrat party, which is led by Clinton and Biden lieutenants.
The Democrat party in 2020 was unsuccessful in overthrowing the established order. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lost to Biden in the final months of the Democrat primary, cementing the establishment’s power for years to come.
In contrast, Donald Trump defeated a large field of Republican primary candidates in 2016 and altered the party’s trajectory away from the establishment.