Kyrsten Sinema Tweet Calling Minimum Wage Raise ‘No-Brainer’ Resurfaces After No Vote

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> “A full-time minimum-wage earner makes less than $16k a year. This one’s a no-brainer. Tell Congress to #RaiseTheWage!” Sinema wrote at the time, including a link to a petition launched by five representatives—Sinema, Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)—and two then-candidates, Sean Eldridge of New York and Al McAffrey of Oklahoma. The petition does not set a target amount for the minimum wage, however. I know she said that the minimum wage should not be a part of the reconciliation process, but her statement is not very transparent about her reasons for voting this down. And her “thumbs down” display was obviously going to anger others hoping for this in the bill. For a party that wants to promote unity, her approach seems to run counter to this goal.

Twoweekswithpay

Watching senator Sinema do an awkward curtsy as she gives a “thumb down” motion was absolutely infuriating. I hope she gets a primary opponent who wants to help working people in a time of extreme crisis.

henrysmyagent

WTF?? Why did you fucking vote no?

skellener

Remember when she got elected and people were like “Yeah, lesbian senator! Take that Mike Pence! Fuck you conservatives!” She certainly didn’t live up to the hype.

Cardboard_Robot

pretty simple, she IS a no-brainer

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