Rashida Tlaib on Kyrsten Sinema's 'No' Vote to Raise Minimum Wage: 'No One Should Ever Be This Happy to Vote Against Uplifting People'


Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) expressed outrage after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) gave an emphatic thumbs down to express her rejection of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) attempt to make a $15 minimum wage hike a reality.

Sinema made waves Friday when she gave a thumbs down as she joined Republicans in rejecting Democrats’ attempts to raise the federal minimum wage, drawing ire from progressives, such as far-left “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib:

“No one should ever be this happy to vote against uplifting people out of poverty. This is Senator Sinema voting no on $15 minimum wage,” Tlaib remarked:

Sinema was one of seven Democrats and one independent who joined Republicans in knocking down the progressive effort to raise the wage. Others included Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Angus King (I-ME):

8 Dems voted against overriding Senate budget rules to add minimum wage hike to COVID bill: Manchin (D-WV)

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Sinema defended her decision to vote against the measure in a statement on Friday, contending the upper chamber should “hold an open debate and amendment process on raising the ... (Read more)

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