US Democratic Senator leaves the party and becomes independent Senate composition 50 to 50 | Reuters

Arizona Senator Kirsten Cinema (pictured) announced on December 9 that she was leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent. Pictured is a congressional confirmation hearing in February. Representative photo (2022 Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Arizona Senator Kirsten Sinema announced on Thursday that she was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. The Senate, which had secured 51 seats after Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock won a runoff in southern Georgia on Thursday, fell behind Republicans 50-50 after Cinema’s departure. will do.

“I have joined those who have declared independence from Washington’s broken partisan system and rejected the growing party politics in Arizona,” Cinema said in an op-ed to local media.

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