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Left-wing activists drove 10 hours to confront Sinema at the Boston Marathon and she didn’t even run

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Liberal activists who drove 10 a.m. to confront Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema at the Boston Marathon on Monday were disappointed — a foot injury meant she couldn’t run.

Members of the Green New Deal Network planned to use the event to protest her opposition to President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plans, including billions of dollars to tackle climate change.

Ahead of the marathon, protesters boasted about their plans.

“We drove 10 hours in the middle of the night to reach the #BostonMarathon in hopes of reaching our representative,” they wrote, captioning a banner that read: “Sinema, be brave, fight for us.”

They were traveling from Arizona, they said, when their connecting flight was cancelled.

The Working Families Party also announced they were in Boston to let Sinema know “how the residents of Arizona feel about her refusal to provide for our communities.”

Signs along the route read: ‘Senator Sinema: pass the Full Deal’, ‘Senator Sinema: Stop Running. Start Listening” and “Senator Sinema: Stop Running From Us,” said the Boston Globe.

There was only one problem.

“While Kyrsten qualified for and attended the race, she was unable to walk due to her ongoing recovery from a broken foot,” said her spokesman John LaBombard.

Protesters planned to attack Senator Kyrstem Sinema during Monday's Boston Marathon.  Only one problem: a foot injury prevented her from running.

Protesters planned to attack Senator Kyrstem Sinema during Monday’s Boston Marathon. Only one problem: a foot injury prevented her from running.

Thousands of people took part in the marathon - but Sinema was not there

Thousands of people took part in the marathon – but Sinema was not there

Liberal activists plan to reprimand Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for not supporting President Biden's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act

Liberal activists plan to reprimand Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for not supporting President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act

What is ‘bird dogging’?

Bird-dogging is a pressure-driven tactic used by activists: putting a politician in an unexpected public place, forcing them to commit to a position, or appearing foolish for dodging a question.

The term is a hunting analogy — just like bird dogs bark, send birds into the air where hunters can shoot them, “bird-doggers” chase politicians asking to force them to make their views public, or revealing they don’t have a coherent stance at all. .

During the 2000 presidential campaign, students followed candidate John McCain all over New Hampshire and asked what his “plan” was for global warning — this prompted him to create such a plan. In the 1960s, presidential candidate Bob Dole was famously interrogated by a man dressed as a giant cigarette, “Mr. Butt’, drawing attention to the politician’s support for the cigarette industry.

Source: MoveO

Grassroots activists have already “chased birds” the rep — a phrase to bring a politician to the scene in an unexpected public place, force them to commit to a position, or look foolish to take a​ ​question – in the bathroom of the college where she works, at an airport and later on the plane.

Sinema and fellow stalwart Senator Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia have angered protesters, their party and the president for refusing to agree to the proposed plan’s price tag — with a 50/50 split vote, those of need them to pay the bill.

The ‘human’ part of the broad Build Back Better Act would expand the country’s social safety net and include health and family care, paid family leave, climate change, free community college and reduced costs for housing and prescription drugs.

The “hard infrastructure” portion of the law includes funding for roads and highways, broadband development, water support, bridges and airport projects.

In recent weeks, Sinema has faced mounting criticism and even threats from a Democratic Primary opponent over her refusal to endorse Biden’s signature unchanged.

Although Sinema’s office has repeatedly said the senator would not negotiate publicly, it said Salon, her party members have complained that she also does not want to negotiate privately.

“Senator Sinema’s position is that she does not publicly negotiate citations and non-quotes,” Vermont Senator Sanders said at a news conference.

‘I do not know what that means. We don’t know where she’s from. Tell us what you want.’

According to Salon, Sinema is against Democrats’ proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate lower costs for prescription drugs, even as they campaigned on the issue 2018.

Last week, video of Green New Deal Network Chief of Staff Kunoor Ojha following Sinema through the Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, asking her why she wouldn’t support the Build Back Better Act while the rep was trying to make a phone call.

‘Hello, Senator Sinema? I want to ask you if you can explain to the American people what you intend to cut from Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan?’ asked Ojha – Sinema ignored her questions, instead paying attention to her phone conversation.

‘Do you want to scrap the climate priorities? Is it care for the elderly that you want to cut back, or is it childcare?’ Ohhh continued.

Sinema competed in the Boston Marathon in 2017 but broke her foot in the Tunnel Marathon in June and is still recovering

Sinema competed in the Boston Marathon in 2017 but broke her foot in the Tunnel Marathon in June and is still recovering

Last week, video of Green New Deal Network Chief of Staff Kunoor Ojha following Sinema through the Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, asking her why she wouldn't support the Build Back Better Act while the rep was trying to make a phone call

Last week, video of Green New Deal Network Chief of Staff Kunoor Ojha following Sinema through the Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, asking her why she wouldn’t support the Build Back Better Act while the rep was trying to make a phone call

'Hello, Senator Sinema?  I want to ask you if you can explain to the American people what you intend to cut from Joe Biden's 'Build Back Better' plan?'  asked Ojha - Sinema ignored her questions but paid attention to her phone conversation

‘Hello, Senator Sinema? I want to ask you if you can explain to the American people what you intend to cut from Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan?’ asked Ojha – Sinema ignored her questions but paid attention to her phone conversation

'Do you want to scrap the climate priorities?  Is it care for the elderly that you want to cut back, or is it childcare?'  the activist continued

‘Do you want to scrap the climate priorities? Is it care for the elderly that you want to cut back, or is it childcare?’ the activist continued

Later, a recipient of Consideration of Deferred Action for Arrivals in Children (DACA), named Karina, approached the senator, seated and strapped into her airplane seat, asking if she would

A DACA (A Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient named Karina approached the senator, who was seated and strapped in her airplane seat, asking if she would “commit” to a “citizenship trajectory for immigrants”

'Can you commit to that, Senator?" Karina asked: 'I don't want to disturb you, but at the same time I just want to know if I can get a commitment from you, Senator'

“Can you commit to that, Senator?” asked Karina, ‘I don’t want to disturb you, but at the same time I just want to know if I can get a commitment from you, Senator’

Later, a recipient of Consideration of Deferred Action for Arrivals in Children (DACA), named Karina, approached the senator, seated and strapped into her airplane seat, asking if she would “promise” herself on a “pathway to citizenship for immigrants” .

“Can you commit to that, Senator?” asked Karina, ‘I don’t want to disturb you, but at the same time I just want to know if I can get a commitment from you, Senator.’

Earlier last week, a group of immigration activists with the LUCHA group followed Arizona Sinema to the bathroom of Arizona State University, where she teaches, and again demanded that she support a “path to citizenship.”

They questioned Sinema as she walked into the bathroom, as she entered the bathroom cubicle, and as she washed her hands at the sink.

Earlier last week, a group of immigration activists with the LUCHA group followed Arizona Sinema to the bathroom of Arizona State University, where she teaches, and again demands that she support a

Earlier last week, a group of immigration activists with the LUCHA group followed Arizona Sinema to the bathroom of Arizona State University, where she teaches, and again demands that she support a “path to citizenship.”

‘Yesterday’s behavior was not’ [a] legitimate protest,” Sinema said in a press release on Monday after the toilet incident.

“It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to endanger themselves by engaging in illegal activities such as penetrating closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments and filming students in a toilet.”

Protesters also approached Senator Manchin’s houseboat on kayaks last week to “bird dogs” the holdout.

“I don’t think it’s the right tactic, but it happens to everyone,” Biden told FOX Monday when asked about the “bird-dogging” tactic.

“The only people it doesn’t happen to are the people who have the Secret Service standing around — it’s part of the process.”

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