Sinema Cites “Family Matter” For Missing Riot Vote

The Arizona Republic reports:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema broke her silence and explained Tuesday why she missed a procedural vote last week to establish a bipartisan commission to look into the U.S. Capitol riot. Eleven senators did not vote on the bill, including Sinema, D-Ariz., who was a no-show for the May 28 vote.

Her office had declined to explain why she was absent, saying only that “she would’ve voted yes.”

Speaking to reporters Tuesday in Tucson — after touring migrant facilities with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, earlier in the day — Sinema had a short response when asked why she missed the vote. “I had a personal family matter,” Sinema said, without elaborating further.

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Also yesterday, Sinema restated her support for the filibuster.