Activists Drove 10 Hours to Confront Kyrsten Sinema At Boston Marathon. She Didn't Run

Activists who traveled to the Boston Marathon expecting to find and confront Senator Kyrsten Sinema over her opposition to the Democrats' social spending bill were left disappointed on Monday.

The Green New Deal network, which is comprised of 15 left-leaning groups, had planned to harangue the Arizona Democrat over her opposition to the price tag of the Biden administration's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act.

Sinemaa keen runner—has previously been the target of so-called "bird dogging," in which a politician is put on the spot in an unexpected public place. Earlier this month, activists followed her into a bathroom at Arizona State Universitya move she called "unacceptable" but that President Biden, when asked, called "part of the process."

Ahead of Monday's marathon, members of the Arizona-based Sunrise Movement Tempe tweeted that they had driven to Boston after their connecting flight had been canceled.

"We drove 10 hours through the middle of the night to make it to the #BostonMarathon in hopes of reaching our representative," they wrote alongside a photo of the group holding a banner that read: "Sinema, be brave, fight for us."

.@SenatorSinema hasn’t held a town hall in three years. When our connecting flight to Boston was canceled, we drove 10 hours through the middle of the night to make it to the #BostonMarathon in hopes of reaching our representative. #NoClimateNoDeal

— Sunrise Movement Tempe 🌅 (@SunriseTempe) October 12, 2021

The activists intended to hold up placards that address Sinema directly with messages that call on her to "pass the full deal" and "stop running from us."

Another group, the Working Families Party, tweeted on Monday that they were in Boston "to let Senator Kyrsten Sinema know how Arizonans feel about her refusal to deliver for our communities."

However, the Green New Deal Network told Fox News its activists had "no luck with a sighting of Sen. Sinema" at the event.

It turned out there was a good reason for this— she could not make the start line because of an injury.

"While Kyrsten qualified for and attended the race, she could not run because of her continued recovery from a broken foot," her spokesman John LaBombard told The New York Post.

Sinema has been a participant in a number of marathons and triathlons. In June, she posted on Instagram about an injury during the Tunnel Marathon in Washington state.

Sinema, along with centrist Joe Manchin (D-WV) have sparked frustration within their party for being the only Democrats holding out against the price tag of the legislation, which is is finely balanced in the 50-50 split Senate and would significantly expand the social safety net.

Newsweek has contacted Sinema's office, the Green New Deal Network and the Sunrise Movement for comment.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema at the U.S. Capitol.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) walks to a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol October 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Sinema and fellow moderate Democrat Joe Manchin have come under fire from members of their party for holding up President Joe Biden's agenda. Drew Angerer/Getty Images