Kyrsten Sinema Refuses To Say Whether She’d Endorse Biden 2024 Bid


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Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to say whether she’d endorse a potential bid from President Joe Biden to run in 2024 during a Friday CNN interview.

“Folks know this about me, I don’t typically talk much about partisan politics and I don’t talk much about elections,” Sinema told CNN host Jake Tapper when asked if she would back Biden’s bid for a second term. (RELATED: White House Reacts To Sinema No Longer Being A Democrat)

Sinema said she backed Biden in 2020 after Tapper pointed out her past support, but again refused to commit to backing a potential 2024 bid from Biden.


“So you really are going to view the 2024 election as an independent?” Tapper asked. “You’re not automatically going to go with the Democratic candidate? You’re going to see which one you prefer?”

“Jake, that’s how I view everything,” Sinema said, refusing to say if she had ever voted for a Republican presidential candidate.

Sinema announced she was switching her party affiliation to independent Friday morning, following two years of harsh criticism for refusing to abolish the filibuster. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined her in that refusal, halting Democratic-supported legislation on multiple issues.

“I always make my decision which I think is consistent with Arizonans and frankly most people across the country, I make my decision based on who I think is right for the country, who is the best person for the job,” Sinema told Tapper. “And it doesn’t matter to me much whether that person is affiliated with a party. What matters to me is the quality of the person and whether or not he or she is the right person for that job.”

Sinema also declared she had no interest in running for president.

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