Far-left protesters flew to Boston on Monday to face Sen. Kirsten Cinema (D-Ariz) in protest of a massive social spending bill being pushed by President Biden and Democratic congressional leaders – in their own right to do so. Declaring his intention, he fled to Boston. Marathon.
Just one problem: The cinema didn’t run.
“While Kirsten qualified for and competed in the race, she could not run due to her continuing recovery from a broken leg,” Senator spokesman John LaBombard told The Post in an email Monday night.
Cinema suffered an injury while running a marathon in Washington state in June. A few days later, when President Biden announced that the White House had reached a settlement with a bipartisan group of senators on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal, he wore a sleeveless red dress to hide his crutches .
On October 1, the day President Biden informed lawmakers that an infrastructure deal might not come to his desk unless the social spending bill was also passed by Congress, Sinema returned to Arizona for a medical appointment.
On Saturday, the Boston Globe reported that the Green New Deal Network, an umbrella organization made up of 15 left-wing groups, would be “dog dogging” Cinema as it ran the historic 26.2-mile course.
Cinema, one of two Democratic senators who insist she will not support the proposed $3.5 trillion measure, has been repeatedly confronted by activists in recent days – including a class taught at Arizona State University. Including, where he was chased into a woman’s bathroom. Through the door of a stall.
The 45-year-old senator is a keen distance runner. She describes herself as an “ultramarathoner, Boston qualifier and Ironman” on her personal Twitter account. She previously ran the Boston Marathon in 2014, which finished in less than five hours.
On Monday, the Arizona Working Families Party and the Tempe chapter of the Sunrise Movement shared a photo of about a dozen activists carrying signs and banners that read: “Cinema: Be Brave, Fight for Us”, “No Cuts to Climate”. , Care, and Justice” and “You work for us”.
The Globe reported that the group had staked a spot near the finish line in downtown Boston to wait for Cinema to arrive.
Except he never did.
The Boston Marathon is typically run on the third Monday in April to mark Patriots Day, a state holiday commemorating the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the marathon in 2020 and its rescheduling this year.