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Sen. Sinema Says She Doesn’t ‘Bend to Political Pressure’ Amid Criticism on Transparency

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Friday said she had been elected to “be a workhorse not a show horse,” as she pushed back against criticism of her negotiating methods regarding legislation. In an interview with ABC15 Arizona, Sinema, a lead negotiator for the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill, said her focus is now to manage how the legislation will be implemented. President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Act on Nov. 15. Sinema, who keeps close ties with Republicans, played a crucial role in crafting the bill and stood behind Biden as he signed the legislation. The Arizona lawmaker made the remarks after being questioned on the criticism she’s received from multiple congressional Democrats, many of whom have said they are frustrated over what they characterized as a lack of communication regarding negotiations for the infrastructure and social spending bills. “You know, when I first was elected …

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