An upcoming book by two New York Times reporters reveals that Kyrsten Sinema mocked President Biden and praised Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Andy Biggs at a closed-door fundraising event.
At a Washington, D.C., event attended by primarily Republican lobbyists, the Arizona senator painted herself as “anti-government” and “anti-tax.”
According to the book, Sinema mocked Biden and spoke warmly of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and defended Arizona Rep Andy Biggs by saying, “I love Andy Biggs. I know some people think he’s crazy, but that’s just because they don’t know him.”
- Biggs has repeatedly pushed the Big Lie and pushed conspiracy theories that the Capitol insurrection was carried out by Black Lives Matter, antifa, and was caused by the FBI. Biggs’ two brothers condemned his attempts to discredit the 2020 election and have publicly called for his removal from Congress.
The authors of the book “This Will Not Pass” Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns write that Biden did not understand Sinema and likened Biden’s perplexity of Sinema to his grandchildren’s use of Tik Tok, according to a source close to the President.
Sinema was repeatedly questioning the use of masks when she said she had been vaccinated, and also discouraged Biden from visiting Arizona after the COVID-19 American Rescue plan had been signed. She also claimed that there were five or six other moderate Democratic Senators “hiding behind her skirts” while she pushed back on Biden policies.
Also revealed in the book were details of Lindsey Graham calling White House counsel Pat Cipollone on January 6 and telling him that if President Trump didn’t act more aggressively to denounce the mob “we’ll be asking you for the 25th Amendment” to remove Trump from office.
“People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that’ … There will be a rallying effect for a while, the country says: We’re better than this.”
Graham also suggested that Joe Biden was the right man for this time, saying, “I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”