In March, Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona was heavily criticized by members of her own party for voting against a $15 minimum wage with a cute curtsy and thumbs down.
Now, a month later, Sinema is once again facing harsh backlash from the left after posting a photo of herself sipping what appears to be sangria and wearing a ring that says "F*ck Off."
Many online read the photo as Sinema's response to her many constituents who expressed frustration when she helped kill the $15 minimum wage movement.
At this point if Kyrsten Sinema doesn’t support a a BARE minimum of $15 min. wage and getting rid of the filibuster… https://t.co/l3fvPBMM6F— M L (@M L) 1618792045.0
I couldn't care less about what rings Kyrsten Sinema wears or what she's drinking. I care that she acts like a Repu… https://t.co/77RmiWI3UM— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1618787600.0
Kyrsten Sinema is proof that people who try really hard to be quirky are usually insufferable. https://t.co/H0VotgKqp2— 🅽🅰🆃🅷🅰🅽 (@🅽🅰🆃🅷🅰🅽) 1618786584.0
Twitter was quick to mock Sinema's legislative style, which seemed to prioritize fashion over meaningful action.
been trying really hard to not post this but that pic of kyrsten sinema everyones hollering about looks like if the… https://t.co/bbdW5VFZ2N— the government man (@the government man) 1618857722.0
Gonna tell my kids this was Kyrsten Sinema https://t.co/L2nYcRKHhc— The Debt Collective (@The Debt Collective) 1618788172.0
Sinema voted against the $15 minimum wage in March while drafting an $11 minimum wage bill alongside Republican Mitt Romney of Utah.
The minimum wage in her home state of Arizona is $12.
Kyrsten Sinema really treats being one of the most powerful people in the country like trying to win a college brea… https://t.co/Ka4MU3nBuC— Steve Morris (@Steve Morris) 1618794214.0
Kyrsten Sinema is trying to raise the federal minimum wage to 11 dollars an hour when the minimum wage in her own s… https://t.co/A4Z0s4e10y— ☭ 🏳️⚧️ Jacqueline Viva La Révolution (@☭ 🏳️⚧️ Jacqueline Viva La Révolution) 1618748667.0
Kyrsten Sinema took a class about the French Revolution and came out thinking Marie Antoinette was the real MVP. https://t.co/sq1RuLsgvK— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1618794810.0
If there's one thing Twitter is slow to forgive, it's apathy in the face of suffering.
Kyrsten Sinema is Tulsi Gabbard for people who used to steal 4 Non Blondes songs on Limewire https://t.co/xRvPhZkltp— Daley Haggar (@Daley Haggar) 1618786066.0
@MZanona She's kicking back sipping wine signalling "f*** off" to all the people who work hard and pay her salary… https://t.co/oxwQmbOmy8— BebopSpaceCowgirl 🌈💖💚❤️💙💜 (@BebopSpaceCowgirl 🌈💖💚❤️💙💜) 1618802937.0
@MZanona That’s what she told working poor people when she voted not to support $15/hr.— TrumpWho? (@TrumpWho?) 1618785610.0
Sinema has also sparked backlash from the left by refusing to support fillibuster reform, telling The Wall Street Journal:
"When you have a place that's broken and not working, and many would say that's the Senate today, I don't think the solution is to erode the rules. I think the solution is for senators to change their behavior and begin to work together, which is what the country wants us to do."
@MZanona aww that's so adorable, she got a ring made to commemorate killing a minimum wage increase— Bill De Blasio Smoking Weed with a Fork & Knife (@Bill De Blasio Smoking Weed with a Fork & Knife) 1618783343.0
@MZanona I was really resisting using this buuuut now it seems appropriate: https://t.co/c00cP7JmGt— Josh Gray (@Josh Gray) 1618782751.0
Arizona has proven itself a reliably purple state in recent years, but Sinema would likely do well to remember which party voted her into office.