Fellow Democrats lashed out at Sinema over the speech as “bad history, bad policy, and bad politics.”
At an event with Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Arizona senator dug in on her commitment to the filibuster.
Senators Sinema, Manchin and Schumer are among the top recipients of private equity and investment industry money.
The report lends evidence to arguments that the filibuster erodes democracy.
Executives and lobbyists from top private equity firms outside of Arizona have showered Sinema’s campaign with cash.
Two of Sinema’s only requests for the already weak bill were to protect tax breaks for private equity firms.
Democrats removed a proposal to block hedge fund managers from dodging millions in taxes on Sinema’s behalf.
True to her funders, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is pushing Wall Street interests in relation to the reconciliation package.
The climate bill — which, while imperfect, is profoundly encouraging — could still be derailed by Sinema or COVID.
The bill essentially locks the government into permitting new oil and gas leases for the next decade.