UPDATE 3/8/22, 10:50AM CST: Today is International Women’s Day, and a question asked in POLITICO Illinois Playbook this morning about the “best campaign speech” brought Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s (D, AZ) “Disease of Division” speech as the most recent example of the best campaign speech, or any speech. This speech genuinely inspired me and observing International Women’s Day, I couldn’t think of a better example then Sinema’s speech nearly two months ago.
Please listen to Sinema’s speech, in its entirety.
From the desk of John Lopez: With today, January 13, 2022, being the official kickoff to the 2022 election cycle in Illinois, being the first day to circulate petitions, the floor speech by the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema, is a speech for the ages.
Given President Biden was less than an hour when he’d be on Capitol Hill to attempt to convince the 50-member Senate Democratic majority to alter the rules for the Senate filibuster to pass so-called voting rights legislation, Senator Sinema, in her nearly 20-minute speech today, made it clear to President Biden and all Americans she is not budging.
She gave full context why and it’s something all should watch/listen to and learn.
Currently, her and Senator Joe Manchin (D, WV) are meeting with President Biden at the White House for another round of arm-twisting with the two holdouts to any change in the Legislative Filibuster.
While no one is going to agree with everything anyone says, and Sinema’s speech is no exception, she makes clear, in spite of her support for the two bills on voting rights which have passed the House, she will not alter Senate rules on the Filibuster.
What do McHenry County Blog readers think?