What is Kyrsten Sinema's net worth? 'Thumbs-down' senator who grew up in a gas station opposes $15 minimum wage
Democrat Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema shocked everyone on Friday, March 5, 2021, as she voted thumbs-down to the motion to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Her apparent enthusiastic demeanor while indicating 'no' to the measure has sparked a massive controversy, reminding many of John McCain's infamous thumbs-down vote in 2017 for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Sinema is facing backlash all over the internet especially since she has been known to lead a lavish lifestyle and quite often sport expensive attires and accessories. While all 50 Republicans stand to oppose the measure, Sinema and six other Democrats, as well as an Independent Senator voted against it, causing it to fail, reports Business Insider.
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What is Kyrsten Sinema's net worth?
The 44-year-old bisexual senator has always been hailed for her progressive liberal attitude, though she is more inclined towards a moderate left ideology. The Arizona Democrat who assumed office in January 2019, became the first woman to be elected to a U.S. Senate seat. A J.D. from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. holder, Sinema is well-known for her initial advocacy to secure in-state tuition for veterans in Arizona public universities, as well as reducing sex trafficking and improving child healthcare.
Sinema's bold fashion choices - be it sporting purple hair or vibrant dresses at the Senate - has earned her the epithet of a 'fashion revolutionary'. She has consistently maintained her glamour game at the House where most Congresswomen tend to stick to pastel colors and formal wear, writes Slate.
Jewelry and embellishments are quite common accessories that she sports, as well as the many pairs of shoes and knee-high boots she is seen in. It is quite understandable that she spends ample time and money to keep up her fashion quotient. For instance, she is often seen carrying expensive Lululemon handbags - something which many of her critics are pointing out at present.
Sinema's net worth at present has been estimated at around $32,500, as per OpenSecrets.
Twitter asks Sinema to give up salary & live on "$7.25 per hour"
After voting against the $15 minimum wage measure, Sinema tweeted an elaborate statement amid backlash.
March 5, 2021
Sinema herself is known to have spent her childhood years in abject poverty as she lived with her family in an abandoned gas station. Hence, her move against the $15 minimum wage comes as a surprise.
"Give up your salary and see how you like living on $7.25 per hour," wrote one disgruntled Twitter user. "I’ll translate. “We should end poverty, just not right now.” another commented on her tweet. "You make $174,000 a year off the backs of Arizonans. How about you donate all but $7.50 an hour back to your constituents," tweeted one user. Another user posted a video of her over-enthusiastic reaction during the 'thumbs-down', while carrying a Lululemon purse. "Krysten Sinema is the perfect example of white feminism. No intersectionality with working class folks. Just vibes. And Lululemon," jibed another.
Give up your salary and see how you like living on $7.25 per hour.— FactsLivesMatter (@yr_bbfan99) March 5, 2021
I’ll translate.— Photon_Arrows (@ArrowsPhoton) March 5, 2021
“We should end poverty, just not right now.”
You make $174,000 a year off the backs of Arizonans. How about you donate all but $7.50 an hour back to your constituents.— HotchyK (@HotchmanAz) March 5, 2021
The disrespect to her constituents......— Sarah Catherine (@sum_bass) March 6, 2021
wearing a LULULEMON purse. smh. https://t.co/23RBK2Kwei
Krysten Sinema is the perfect example of white feminism.— Daisy Prado (@TheDaisyPrado) March 6, 2021
No intersectionality with working class folks.
Just vibes. And Lululemon.
People are lashing out at Sinema dubbing her as the modern-day Marie Antoinette of America, as she reportedly brought a chocolate cake to the Senate on the same day she downvoted the minimum wage proposal. "Fricking creep brought a CAKE to the floor of the Senate to celebrate voting down the minimum wage hike. Remember what happened to Marie Antoinette, Senator Kyrsten Sinema? How CAN you REJOICE in the poverty of American citizens??? SHAME" - wrote one user.
Fricking creep brought a CAKE to the floor of the Senate to celebrate voting down the minimum wage hike. Remember what happened to Marie Antoinette, Senator Kyrsten Sinema? How CAN you REJOICE in the poverty of American citizens??? SHAME https://t.co/fz4BZoPY7z— Jacqueline (@jharrisfour) March 6, 2021