Sen. Kyrsten Sinema questions witnesses during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema questions witnesses during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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She caused a stir with a casual thumbs-down when voting against a measure to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Now, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is receiving backlash yet again - for a fashion choice that some think is related to the row.

On Sunday, the Arizona senator posted a photo on Instagram wearing a ring that read “F*** Off,” while out to brunch.

Upon posting the photo, Sinema immediately received criticism, especially those from her own party, who considered the photo to be insensitive and tasteless.

“Sen. Sinema thinks the f*** off ring is a witty way to send a message to the people upset at her actions,” Education Coordinator to the Arizona Democratic Party, Brianna Westbrook tweeted. “The reality, the f*** off ring is a gut punch to the people that worked their ass off to elect her. Shameful.”

In March, Sinema voted against the $15 minimum wage, while additionally teaming up with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) on an $11 proposal. Introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sinema was one of seven Democrats who voted against the amendment.

“A full-time minimum-wage earner makes less than $16k a year. This one’s a no-brainer. Tell Congress to#RaiseTheWage!” Sinema wrote in a 2014 tweet. It would seem Sinema has since changed her views on the subject.

“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,” she said in an interview after two constituent events in Phoenix. “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,” Sinema said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview.

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