Sinema pushes back against criticism of her no vote on $15/hr minimum wage

Friday, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema issued a statement on her decision to vote “no” against an effort to include a $15/hr minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion dollar spending bill.

Some of her fellow Democrats in Congress were unhappy with the manner in which she voted “no.”

Tlaib wrote “No one should ever be this happy to vote against uplifting people out of poverty. This is Senator Sinema voting no on $15 minimum wage.”

Sinema’s mannerisms while voting no led to a viral moment that was much talked about on social media.

Press Secretary for Sinema Hannah Hurley tweeted “I stand by what I said: commentary about a female Senator’s body language, clothing, or physical demeanor does not belong in a serious media outlet.”

However, many angry Democrats were still upset with Sinema and fired back.