How Could Sinema’s Leaving the Democratic Party Lead to Kari Lake?

    It’s fun to think of all of the possible ramifications due to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) leaving the Democratic Party. There’s really not much benefit to the GOP, but there are some long shots that could be tantalizing. 

    Democrats still control the chamber, but it could get very interesting when Sinema has to run again in 2024. There is huge animosity between the Arizona Senator and her state’s Democratic Party, if fact, Arizona Democrats have already censured Sinema for not wanting to do away with the filibuster. 

    She is also at the forefront of this terrible immigration package that she and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) have put together. It will place literally millions of illegal aliens on the track for U.S. citizenship. 

    This is amnesty even though they don’t want to call it that, and it will bolster the left’s confidence on the front end and give the party millions of new potential Democratic voters on the back end. It’s a lose-lose for Republicans. 

    It will be very interesting to see how Chuck Schumer treats Sinema in the coming days. Instead of immediately punishing her for her defection, Schumer allowed her to keep her committee assignments for the time being. 

    But the most interesting scenario of all will be when she runs again for her senate seat in a couple of years. She will undoubtedly face a Democratic challenger, and the split vote could very well open the path for a Republican to take away her seat. 

    This is where we might just see Kari Lake reemerge onto the police scene, bypassing the governor’s mansion and going right to Washington. 

    So while the Democrats are licking their wounds from Sinema’s decision and trying to make everyone believe there’s no real consequence to her actions, Kari Lake is licking her chops for the next senate race.