Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., reportedly said that Republicans who booed President Biden at his State of the Union address on Tuesday are “below the dignity” of Congress.
During his speech, Biden said that Republicans intended to phase out Medicare and Social Security, prompting yells and heckling from members of the party.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., yelled “Liar!” at Biden following the remark, while another Republican yelled “It’s your fault!” when he addressed the country’s fentanyl epidemic.
Sinema, who just left the Democratic Party to run as an independent, called the outbursts in response to the President’s statement disturbing and sad.
“Everyone is raucous, and I was worried people were going to start throwing hotdogs and popcorn at each other. To be honest, I find it beneath the dignity of the United States Congress. And what I find most disturbing about it, is the fact that it’s normalized.” Sinema said during a Washington Post event.
Sinema continued, saying that while there were “members of the Republican Party who engaged in behavior that I thought was not becoming of elected officials in our country, there are also members of the Democratic Party who would hiss or chant as well.”
Sinema recently made headlines by renouncing her membership in the Democratic party in favor of being an Independent.
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