Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) reportedly mocks Democrat President Joe Biden behind his back, according to a new book.
The claim is made in a new book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns called “This Will Not Pass.”
The authors claim Sinema, a Democratic Senator from a key swing state, is mocking Biden to other Republican lawmakers and lobbyists.
She also snubbed Biden when the White House wanted her to wear a mask when she met with the president.
Sinema is described as “anti-vaxx” and “anti-government” – traits not typically associated with the Left.
The authors write, “She became the first-ever lawmaker to argue with White House aides when they asked her to wear a face mask in the company of the president, repeatedly asking why that was necessary when she had been vaccinated.”
When she is not mocking Biden, Sinema is said to be rubbing shoulders with Republicans and is quoted as saying she loves a GOP congressman from Arizona who is unpopular with Democrats.
“I love Andy Biggs,” she said.
“I know some people think he’s crazy, but that’s just because they don’t know him.”
President Biden confessed in private that he didn’t understand Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who helped stymie his biggest legislative dreams, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns write in their new book, “This Will Not Pass.” https://t.co/bU3MJ6gVPI
— Axios (@axios) March 16, 2022
Sinema at same lobbyist fundraiser, which took place during intense negotiations over BBB, mocked Biden, praised McCarthy & sounded like a Republican while discussing taxes.
The GOP-heavy crowd loved her. But her private persona is why the WH says she reminds them of Romney
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) March 16, 2022
While SINEMA was deep in BBB talks with Biden, she was also …
– mocking him to GOP lobbyists
– privately praising far-right election denier Andy Biggs
– trash talking Dem centrists for “hiding behind my skirt”https://t.co/lrhdPa2TMl
Book coming 5/3👇https://t.co/TSjYPNqafo
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) March 16, 2022
Martin writes in the book:
“Sinema at same lobbyist fundraiser, which took place during intense negotiations over BBB, mocked Biden, praised McCarthy & sounded like a Republican while discussing taxes.
“The GOP-heavy crowd loved her. But her private persona is why the WH says she reminds them of Romney
“Sinema’s Senate colleagues, also, see this (quite blunt!) version of her even if she’s an enigma to the public.
“She said to GOP colleagues that 5-6 of her fellow moderate Dems are ‘hiding behind my skirt’ as she pushed back on the left.”