Kyrsten Sinema trolled over cake post $15 minimum wage thumbs down: ‘Marie Antoinette dressed like art student’

Bernie Sanders’ proposal to keep the $15-an-hour minimum wage hike in the $1.9 billion COVID-19 relief plan was rejected by eight Democrats including Kyrsten Sinema


                            Kyrsten Sinema trolled over cake post $15 minimum wage thumbs down: ‘Marie Antoinette dressed like art student’
Many are comparing Kyrsten Sinema to Marie Antoinette (Getty Images / Wikimedia Commons)

“Let them eat cake...” Who can forget this infamous quote by Marie-Antoinette? It seems America has its own Marie Antoinette now. Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposal to keep the $15-an-hour minimum wage hike in the $1.9 billion COVID-19 relief plan was rejected by eight Democrats in the latest shocking development — and Kyrsten Sinema seems to have sparked a major controversy by not just saying no but thrusting a large chocolate cake in the face of the Senate.

No, we are not kidding. Reportedly, Sinema brought a cake right on the day she said no to the $15 minimum wage. If reports are to be believed, her spokesperson later said the cake was for Senate staffers who had been working through the night. Nonetheless, the damage was done. Now, she is being miserably trolled by angry Americans for looking like "Marie Antoinette dressed like an art student."

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Sen Kyrsten Sinema (Getty Images)

Did she really bring cake?

Many tweets said how she walked into the senate carrying a large chocolate cake. "Sinema just walked into the Senate carrying a large chocolate cake," a viral tweet by Huffpost reporter Igor Bobic wrote. Another tweet read, "Today Sinema vote against the $15 minimum wage, asked her FB friends who wanted to take a trip to Bora Bora and brought a chocolate cake to the Senate floor perhaps to embrace her inner Marie-Antoinette." In comparisons to Marie Antoinette, one tweet went on to say, "What if Marie Antoinette dressed like an art student who wanted to draw Sailor Moon comics for a living?"

Many couldn't believe it at first but it turned out to be the truth. One shocked Twitter user posted, "And here I thought it was a joke. Sinema actually showed up with a cake today and did here fancy little curtsy when voting "nay" on the minimum wage hike. I seriously NEVER want to here Vote Blue No Matter Who in a non-ironic/sarcastic way again."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

The ‘thumbs down’ video

Not just that, many videos started circulating where she could be seen showing a thumbs down right in the middle of the senate. "Did Sinema really have vote against a $15 minimum wage for 24 million people like this?" one tweet read. Another shared a snippet and wrote, "Sinema voting no on the minimum wage. #girlboss."

MSNBC Chris Hayes posted, "People tend to sometimes over-attribute politicians behavior to raw political calculations and under attribute it to ideology. I think Sinema et al genuinely do not want a $15 minimum wage even if items politically desirable. They have bad and wrong views they are pursuing."



 



 



 

‘Sinema is even worse than Manchin’

Not just Sinema, the seven other Democrats who opposed the $15 minimum wage bill are: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Chris Coons and Tom Carper of Delaware and Sen Angus King (I-Maine). Nonetheless, it was Sinema who attracted most of the flak on Twitter.

"Sinema is even worse than Manchin. He blows, but what can we expect from a conservative tool from WV? Sinema used to be in the Green Party and reps a swing state. She’s reinvented herself to please the donor class, hoard power and build some bullshit John McCain maverick brand," one tweet read, adding, "It’s also how Sinema carries herself. The exaggerated thumbs down vote. Bringing a chocolate cake to the Senate while she supports a starvation wage. Posting about Bora Bora today of all days. Seems like she wants us all to know that she’s having a blast sticking it to the poors."



 

 



 

Sanders' proposal was rejected by the Senate with a 58-42 vote.

Earlier, in a long post, Sinema had written, “I understand what it is like to face tough choices while working to meet your family’s most basic needs...” adding, “I also know the difference better wages can make... No person who works full time should live in poverty.”

Only if she really meant what she wrote! Sigh.