Radical leftists are not done with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) just yet, they said.
Our Revolution Executive Director Joseph Geevarghese said that they were committed to harassing her and he threatened that they were going to “make her life unpleasant.”
“We’re committed to birddogging Kyrsten Sinema with her constituents until the very end,” Our Revolution Executive Director Joseph Geevarghese said in an interview. “What we want to show is that her constituents are very serious about wanting policies and activism and we’re going to make her life unpleasant or uncomfortable until that happens.”
Our Revolution is the Bernie Sanders radical group that gets involved in a lot of leftist direct actions. Leftist groups have been “birddogging” Sinema over not going along with Joe Biden’s massive spending spree — the Build Back Better bill. Sanders himself refused to condemn the harassment of Sinema after activists even followed her and filmed while she was in the bathroom, unless the statement also included criticism of Sinema’s failure to be in favor of the bill.
Activists then harassed her at the airport, then one of them even bought a ticket so they could bother her on the plane as well. They subsequently even harangued her on the street in D.C. then followed her to the Boston Marathon.
This is just stalking and a flat-out effort at intimidation.
As Sinema has said, she’s made her position very clear, whether Joe Biden and these radical crazies like it or not.
“I have already told the White House what I am willing to do and what I’m not willing to do,” Sinema said. “I’m not mysterious. It’s not that I can’t make up my mind. I communicated it to them in detail. They just don’t like what they’re hearing.”
That’s it. It’s the same with the activists too. They claim she isn’t listening to them. But indeed, it’s they who haven’t heard her. She’s said that she previously met with LUCHA, the activist group whose members followed her into the bathroom. They just don’t like what she has to say.
The bottom line is they’re just hoping they can force her to change her mind with these tactics. And beyond that, if they don’t, they just want to make her hurt for refusing to agree with them. That’s pretty evil. But they’re not just wrong from a moral point of view (and maybe a legal point of view, since as I pointed out, filming her in the bathroom and trespassing may have tripped over into the category of a crime), but they’re also wrong from a political point of view as well. Why would all this move her? At this point, in fact, one has to think it would just harden her position all the more, and rightly so. Who would go along with anyone who acted this way? Who believes in intimidation as a political tactic?
Sinema has bashed these kinds of tactics.
“Yesterday’s behavior was not [a] legitimate protest. It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom,” she said.
But she may have the best response now that Congress is on break. They’re going to have to spend some money to follow her now because she went to Europe and she didn’t tell them her itinerary, so they’re going to have to go some to try to figure it out.
Ms. Sinema’s office declined to say how long she would be abroad, what countries she was visiting, how the trip was being paid for and whether she was doing any additional fund-raising for her own campaign. Her political team had reached out to set up meetings in London and Paris, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Good luck, stalkers, you’re going to have a hard time now.