Donning denim vest in Senate, US lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema causes stir on social media

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Washington Published: Oct 27, 2021, 08:24 AM(IST)

Kyrsten Sinema (file photo). Photograph:( Reuters )

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Senator Kyrsten Sinema seems to be in limelight nowadays. After becoming a roadblock to US President Joe Biden's economic and social agenda, Sinema caused a stir by donning a denim vest in the US Senate. A video of the Democrat leader from Arizona in the vest in Senate went viral

Senator Kyrsten Sinema seems to be in limelight nowadays for various reasons. After becoming a roadblock to US President Joe Biden's economic and social agenda, Sinema has caused a stir by donning a denim vest while presiding over the US Senate on Tuesday.  

A video of the Democrat leader from Arizona in the vest in Senate went viral. She is already known for her splashy style and colorful wigs.   

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The clip was shared by Jeremy Art, a senior social media specialist with C-SPAN. It garnered around 700,000 views within three hours with numerous comments.  

Karen Tumulty, who is an editor and columnist with the Washington Post, also pointed out that there used to be a sign for scribes forbidding denim from being worn inside the chambers.

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In her tweet, Tumulty asked, "Is it still there?"   

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There is still a sign forbidding purses, overcoats, hats, bags and denim from being worn inside the Senate chambers, confirmed Washington Post reporter Paul Kane.  

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In a post, Molly Jong-Fast, an editor with the Daily Beast, said, "A fascinating fashion choice here."  

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Washington Post’s David Weigel said, "The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that the opening riff of 'Bad to the Bone' must play whenever Sinema presides."  

(With inputs from agencies) 

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