Labor Secretary Robert Reich told Democrat senators to give Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “the backs of their hands,” after the votes came in Wednesday and she didn’t vote along with many party members.
According to a report in Breitbart News, the former labor secretary was frustrated after a bipartisan vote that crushed the Democratic party’s hopes of changing elections for good.
Reich, who worked for both the Clinton and Obama administrations and has made no secret of his progressive tendencies, called for the Democrats in the Senate to get Sinema in line through violence.
Reich later deleted the frustrated tweet, but as with anything put online, it’s never really gone and conservatives have been quick to point out the progressive’s call for an assault on a woman.
“Tonight, Republican senators lined up to shake Kyrsten Sinema’s hand,” Reich’s tweet read. “Democratic senators should have given her the backs of their hands.”
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be massive outrage over Reich’s now-deleted twee, and those in the DNC don’t appear to have a big beef with the man who thinks Democrats should strike out in violence against those they disagree with.
“Sadly, this call for violence from Reich, and the fact that no one in the corporate media have called him on it, is par for the course in a Democrat party that has gone full-Brownshirt,” Breitbart News reported.
“Democrats are now perfectly comfortable with violent rioting in their own cities. Democrats are eager to release violent criminals into their cities to prey on their own voters. That’s just the way it is now.”
Sinema’s centric tendencies shown here as well as her refusal to kill the filibuster seems to have brought out the worst in many of her fellow Democrats and leaves both sides of the political spectrum asking whether they were really pro-women at all, or if it was just good for them at the time.