Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s video has surfaced online which showed that the Arizona Democrat has voted against the measure to increase the $5 minimum wage. In a video, she is seen giving her thumbs-down. Kyrsten refused to accept the salary raise amendment to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill of President Joe Biden.
On the house floor when her name was echoed to vote. She used her hand to vote and joined seven other senators from her party to vote down. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the hand gesture is the most common way to vote. Sen. Mark Kelly used a thumbs up to sign up for his assistance for the revision on Friday.
Julian Castro said: “Did Sinema really have to vote against a $15 minimum wage for 24 million people like this?” Sinema has joined other voters and decided to vote against the $15 minimum wage by 2025 as a part of President hoe’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package. All 50 Republicans disagree with the action and it seemed to be going to collapse on Friday.
Sinema and other Democrats disclosed that they will vote in favor of a higher minimum wage after the relief will is approved. Arizona Democrat stated: “Senators on both sides have demonstrated assistance for increasing the federal minimum salary, and the Senate should convene an open discussion and revision process on increasing the minimum wage, distinct from the Covid-focused settlement bill.”
A recent study disclosed that because of the refusal of Sinema to raise minimum wage nearly 800,000 people will bear the impact in the home state of Sinema.