A jean vest Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., wore Tuesday while presiding over the Senate has rustled some jimmies.
Furious liberals are looking for any excuse to go after the Democratic “turncoat,” who has broken their hearts by refusing to fully back President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
In a series of tweets and think pieces, Democratic Party sympathizers in the media variously described Sinema’s denim look as “remarkably sad and pathetic,” “some kind of Scottsdale version of a biker rally” and “an insult to the United States Senate as an institution.”
The way she dresses is an insult to the United States Senate as an institution.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) October 27, 2021
Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty and others complained that Sinema had violated the Senate dress code.
- In a meandering essay published Tuesday, Arizona Republic media critic Bill Goodykoontz wrote, “This is the most visible member of the Senate who is currently involved in highest-stakes negotiations on legislation that could shape the future of the country showing up dressed for some kind of Scottsdale version of a biker rally.”
- Reacting to Goodykoontz’s column on Twitter, feminist author Amy Siskind huffed, “This is making a mockery of our entire Senate. Who TF is in charge here!”
- “You know what would be even more stylish? Definitively supporting clean energy, homecare for the elderly and disabled, free community college, lower prescription drug costs, and higher taxes on corporations and billionaires,” said Jane Starr Drinkard of Jezebel in another Tuesday takedown, referring to elements on Biden’s spending plan.
Sinema, the first openly bisexual senator, was once heralded by progressives for her funky clothes and colorful wigs.
In recent months, however, Sinema’s defiance of her party has seen erstwhile admirers dramatically change their tune.