Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) voted against including a $15-an-hour minimum wage hike to the $1.9 billion Covid-19 relief bill — drawing heat for giving the proposal a flippant thumbs-down.
Sinema also reportedly brought cake to the Senate floor when she voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) proposal on Friday– prompting many to compare her to Marie Antoinette.
A spokesperson later claimed Sinema brought the cake for Senate staffers, as they had been working all night.
Following Sinema’s vote, MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan posted a 2014 tweet from the senator, in which she urges her followers to “Tell Congress to #RaiseTheWage!”
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) March 5, 2021
“A full-time minimum-wage earner makes less than $16k a year,”