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Twitter Drags Conservative Who Criticized Kyrsten Sinema's Wig

Kyrsten Sinema in wig

Some men just can’t help reducing a woman to her appearance.

Well, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona does have amazing fashion sense in addition to her political acumen. However, Sinema, the first out bisexual senator (and previously first out bi person in the U.S. House), has been wearing colorful wigs lately not simply for fashion but to emphasize the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and show solidarity with those who aren’t going to hair salons.

She first sported a wig in the Senate May 4, in a purplish-pink hue. Then Tuesday, she wore a bluish-green wig, and CNN journalist Ali Zaslav tweeted a picture of Sinema clarifying the color to MSNBC’s Garrett Haake. Conservative political consultant Matt Mackowiak, however, thought wearing the wig amounted to conduct unbecoming a senator.

Mackowiak got some stinging replies, though, including this one from U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, showing a picture of his colleague Matt Gaetz wearing a gas mask in the House.

There were several other pointed responses.

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