Monday, April 19, 2021

Thumbs Down: Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema evokes ‘Maverick’ McCain

Must Read

3 adults fatally shot in Austin, no suspect in custody: EMS

The Austin-Travis County EMS said it has received no reports of other victims. EMS spokeswoman Capt. Christa Stedman said...

Rockets hit Iraqi air base, 2 security forces wounded

The incident was the latest in a string of attacks that have targeted mostly American installations in Iraq in...

Covid-19: Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3

Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with India from April 20 to May 3 amid a surge...

  • In a video footage which has been widely shared on social media, Sinema can be seen standing on the House floor, flashing a ‘thumbs down’ when her name was called to vote.

Democrat Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema voted against the motion to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour on Friday. With this she joined 50 Republicans and 6 other Democrats, as well as 1independent Senator who voted against the motion causing it to fail. But it was the way she voted against the motion that caught everyone’s attention.

In a video footage which has been widely shared on social media, Sinema can be seen standing on the House floor, flashing a ‘thumbs down’ when her name was called to vote. Her move reminded many of the famous Republican Senator from Arizona, late John McCain, who voted in the same way in 2017 for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Sinema’s name trended on Twitter alongside McCain’s but other than the theatrics, the thumbs down vote of both the senators is being compared as both voted against their own parties.

In a statement, Sinema said that she believes the minimum wage hike should be worked on as a separate issue and not with the Covid-19 relief bill. “No person who works full time should live in poverty. Senators in both parties have shown support for raising the federal minimum wage and the Senate should hold an open debate and amendment process on raising the minimum wage, separate from the Covid-focused reconciliation bill,” Sinema said.

The amendment was introduced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and backed by other progressive senators. Through the amendment, Sanders said that the current $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage will be gradually increased to $15 over five years, starting with an increase to $9.50 this year.

US Congress has not passed a minimum wage increase since 2007 and even then it was not a standalone bill but was included as an amendment to a defense spending bill.


Follow @ Facebook

Follow @ Twitter

Follow @ Telegram

Updates on Whatsapp – Coming Soon

Latest News

Release back log, stale factor, revenue loss plague Bollywood: What lies ahead in the 2021 calendar?

Pandemic related woes don’t seem to end for the film industry. Just when things were opening up with a...

The show goes on, outside Maharashtra: Films, TV shoots shift to other states amid restrictions

The Hindi entertainment industry primarily operates out of Maharashtra, but now, everything has come to a standstill as all kinds of shoots — TV,...

Kangana ranaut tirade on arvind Kejriwal then she herself got trolled badly | कंगना ने किया केजरीवाल पर कटाक्ष- रायता फैलाकर बोल रहे हैं...

Ads से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें Smart Newsline ऐपकंगना रनोट बॉलीवुड के मामलों में तो बेबाकी से बोलती ही...

Pooja Bhatt on directing Jism’s intimate scenes: ‘Told Bipasha Basu you decide how far you want to go’

The concept of an intimacy coordinator is fairly niche in Bollywood. After the #MeToo movement in the west, several international projects roped in an...

Deepika Padukone shares new video with Vijay’s Vaathi Coming in the background, fans demand a collab

Deepika Padukone shared a new video in which she was seen walking through the streets of Mumbai while Vijay's Vaathi Coming, from the movie...

More Articles Like This