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What Kyrsten Sinema stands to gain by remaining silent

Kyrsten Sinema’s vote could make or break Democrats’ social spending/climate package. She’s negotiating what she’ll vote for with only a handful of lawmakers and White House aides. Her office says she doesn’t negotiate policy details through the press. Lawmakers who stake their positions publicly can get burned when they have to give up some of what they want. Sanders sees media as a tool to make his case, not an obstacle to progress.