A moderate senator, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is being blasted by a left-wing publication, Slate, which is bashing her for her “toxic white lady energy.”
Sinema, whose moderate politics have irked even President Biden, was the subject of a lengthy discussion on Slate’s “The Waves” podcast, where she came under fire for everything from her politics to her flamboyant wardrobe.
“It’s interesting to me that the set of bills that she is holding up by supporting the filibuster or refusing to consider filibuster reform includes a voting rights bill named for John Lewis … Because in 2015, at the start of that Congress, as there is at the start of any Congress, there’s an election to determine who will lead each party,” said Slate writer Christina Cauterucci.
“At the time, almost every Democrat voted for Nancy Pelosi. Not Kyrsten Sinema. She said she wanted to elect John Lewis to lead the party. And she said, ‘He’s my hero.’ Well, the fact that she calls him a hero, publicly embraces him as a civil rights icon, and now is working against the substance of what he stood for is, to me, like peak toxic White lady energy.” (Fox News)
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 18, 2021
The publication faced fierce backlash, with many calling it out for blatant racism. “‘Vote the way we want or we will call you a racist’ is kind of proving the point of critics of all of this,” pundit Stephen L. Miller tweeted.
"Vote the way we want or we will call you a racist" is kind of proving the point of critics of all of this. pic.twitter.com/8HLRGO0Wcg
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 18, 2021