Former Obama aide unloads the C-bomb in foul-mouthed tirade directed at Kyrsten Sinema for ‘disrespecting Biden’ and breaking ranks on the filibuster, during leftwing podcast appearance
- Alyssa Mastromonaco was deputy chief of staff in the Obama White House
- She took extreme exception to Sen Sinema’s stance on filibuster reform
- ‘I think she’s a c***’ she said of the way the senator did not wait to hear President Biden’s last-ditch appeal for support before announcing her opposition
- Sinema has attracted the anger of many Democrats for thwarting Biden’s plans
- But nothing like Mastromonaco comments on the Pod Save America podcast
- She also called the Arizona senator a ‘bitch’ and ‘trash’
A former senior aide to President Barack Obama condemned Sen. Kyrsten Sinema as ‘a c***’ during a foul-mouthed appearance on a leftwing podcast.
Alyssa Mastromonaco took aim at the Arizona senator for announcing that she could not support a filibuster carve-out in order to pass voting rights legislative – just before President Joe Biden met with Democrats to make one last appeal for their support.
While Sinema has attracted the anger of Democrats from all parts of the party, no one has gone quite as far as Mastromonaco, 45, who was deputy chief of staff in the Obama White House.
She told the Pod Save America podcast recently that she had ‘real issues’ with Sinema.
‘And I think in her speech, she talks about the disease of division,’ she said
‘Um, also you guys, she gave the speech as Joe Biden was on her way up to the Hill.
‘So anyway, it’s the s***tiest grossest, like most disrespectful thing she could have done.
‘I think she’s a c***’
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco called Sen Kyrsten Sinema ‘a c***’ for refusing to back filibuster reform to allow the passage of voter rights legislation
Mastromonaco joined the Obama team when he was running for the U.S. Senate, and became deputy White House chief of staff for operations in 2011
Mastromonaco with Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. She recently joined other Obama alumni Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer, hosts of Pod Save America, to discuss Sinema’s stance
The podcast is hosted by fellow Obama alumni and is notable not just for its insider takes on the Democratic Party but its liberal use of foul language.
The hosts collapsed in laughter at the description of Sinema.
‘Do we have to beep that?’ asked one.
‘No, because I’m a woman,’ said Mastromonaco.
Mastromonaco joined Obama’s team when he was running for the U.S. Senate in 2004.
She rose to become White House deputy chief of staff for operations in 2011, staying in the role until 2014.
Her memoir, ‘Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House’ was published three years later.
One critic said it had the air of ‘Bridget Jones in the Oval Office,’ with its stories about suffering diarrhea at the Vatican, splitting her pants and getting her period at a state dinner.
After that she was a senior executive at the TV company A&E Networks, and is now co-host of a podcast on Crooked Media – the same production house as Pod Save America – called Hysteria.
Her target Sinema joined fellow Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin two weeks ago in voting against the Senate’s filibuster, as well as a carveout that would have allowed Democrats to pass their voting legislation with a simple majority.
Mastromonaco (far right) with Vice President Joe Biden and Obama in the Oval Office in 2013
‘These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself,’ Sinema said at the time.
‘And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting our country.’
Since then she has been censured by her own party in Arizona, and faced criticism by Biden.
‘I am profoundly disappointed that the United States Senate has failed to stand up for our democracy. I am disappointed — but I am not deterred,’ he said after the vote.
But Mastromonaco further in saying she had no time for Sinema’s argument as she continued her furious takedown.
‘It was so many layers of assholeness, like you know that she played a combative video game before she went down to the Senate floor, and was like, “You are a maverick. You are a maverick!”
‘And bitch, you’re not a maverick. OK.
‘No, you’re trash.’