Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can’t believe it. His reign in the Senate is over.
Because Chuck Schumer fell ill when he received this report of corruption.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been gloating about the fact that the Democrats picked up a seat in the 2022 midterms for months now.
But it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for Schumer because key Democrats like John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have been in and out of commission due to revolving health issues.
Combine that with the fact that there’s quite a few Democrat Senators like Jon Tester and Joe Manchin who are wishy washy, and Chuck Schumer has had a nightmare start to this year.
It’s only going to get worse for him, though, and now his political future is in question due to a report of corruption in the Senate hitting the media.
One of the Senators that Democrats have been dealing with a headache from has been Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ).
Sinema announced in December of 2022 that she would be officially leaving the Democrat Party and becoming an independent.
Critically, she still caucuses with the Democrats, which is the reason why the Democrats have a 1 vote majority in the chamber.
But that vote is on extremely thin ice now.
Sinema is up for re-election in 2024, and without the support from the Democrat Party that she had for her career so far.
On top of that, a new report is exposing her campaign finance corruption for all of the American public to see.
According to the New York Post, Sinema has spent more than $100,000 on a luxurious lifestyle, including everything from luxury hotels and high class wine.
The New York Post writes:
Since 2021, Sinema has spent nearly $20,000 worth of campaign donations on wine-related expenses alone — dropping thousands at some of the most exclusive vineyards on the West Coast including Promontory Winery in Napa Valley, Auteur Winery in Sonoma and Argyle Winery in the Willamette Valley, according to election filings.
The report also notes that she is likely being paid back by Wall Street executives for doing them a huge favor in 2022.
In August of 2022, Sinema was a major reason why a challenge to a tax loophole ended up failing and kept certain private equity firms from being forced to pay more in taxes.
Today, according to the New York Post, more than 45% of the $2.1 million that Sinema has raised so far in 2023 have directly from employees and executives of major private equity firms.
There’s been conflicting rumors concerning whether Sinema wants to run again in 2024, but even if she does decide to run, her position is not safe at all.
Chuck Schumer could very well lose his spot as the Senate Majority Leader in 2024 because of Kyrsten Sinema. These reports of corruption certainly aren’t going to help Schumer or Sinema at all.
Stay tuned to the Federalist Wire.