Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic party to become independent

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic party to become independent

Senators Kyrsten Sinema speaks at the ceremony where U.S. President Joe Biden will sign the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, November 15, 2021.

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has switched parties to become an independent, chipping away at the Democrats narrow control of the U.S. Senate.

Sinema said in a tweet Friday that she was declaring her “independence from the broken partisan system in Washington and formally registering as an Arizona Independent.”