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.
This is a sitting U.S. Congressman? Did you tweet about him? pic.twitter.com/VCC3T3d6kz
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 21, 2020
There were several other pointed responses.
This is the current President of the United States: pic.twitter.com/JMVsgSgUKF
— FierceWarriorNStilettos (@InactionNever) July 21, 2020
The modern gop is far more concerned with women expressing themselves than a president who’s so owned by Russia that he allows a kgb agent to put bounties on US troops
— Jakvar Austin (@JakvarAustin) July 21, 2020
Engaging in childish one might even say school yard squabbling with regards to the colour of her wig rather than doing her job is hardly conducting herself as an adult. The hubris and first world privilege to ignore the geopolitical climate of the world is astonishing.
— Nikkidarkangel (@YAlabaster) July 21, 2020
Shhhh, nobody tell @MattMackowiak that plenty of senators have worn wigs, some of them dyed with various colors, in the 18th century when this country had just been founded...
— Stephen Barton (@ComposerBarton) July 21, 2020