Robert Reich, former secretary of labor, said that Democrats should slap Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a since-deleted Thursday tweet.
“Tonight, Republican senators lined up to shake Kyrsten Sinema’s hand,” the tweet read. “Democratic senators should have given her the backs of their hands.”
In July 2021, Reich tweeted “’The issue is [about] a culture of accepting violence and violent language against women, and an entire structure of power that supports it,’ – @AOC I implore all men to let this sink in, and ask yourself how you’re going to upend that power structure.”
Commentators immediately took to Twitter to mock the former labor secretary’s new stance on violence against women, with Spectator editor Stephen Miller commenting “Feminists sure got quiet on this one.”
“Robert Reich is 4’11”. If he wanted to backhand Sinema, he’d need a set of doggie stairs,” Tablet Magazine technology chief Noam Blum tweeted.
Sinema, along with Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, voted against abolishing the filibuster, blocking the effort to change Senate rules so that Democrats could impose a federal takeover of elections. Neither of the Democrats’ proposed voting reform bills passed.