Monday, November 23, 2015

"Democrat" AZ Sen. Carl Begay to switch parties. Who will be next?

I suppose there is no real news in this report from the Arizona Capitol Times (subscription required). Begay has been a treacherous Dem at best. Here are some essential snippets.

Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move that ups the Republican Party’s already healthy advantage in the Senate.

Begay will hold a press conference hosted by the Arizona Republican Party, officials announced late Sunday. U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, as well as Senate President Andy Biggs, will join the Ganado Democrat at the event.

He frequently bucked the Democratic Party in votes on the Senate floor, and drew cries of betrayal from his Democratic colleagues in March when he provided the crucial 16th vote on five of the 13 budget bills approved in the 2015 legislative session.

Betrayal? Just Begayal.

What could be more Sinematic? Here (and here) are reactions to Kyrsten Sinema's US House vote against Syrian refugees.

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