Ex-Labor Secretary says Dem Sens should give Sinema the ‘backs of their hands’ for not voting his way

Liberals have not been shy about their disdain for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, but a recent tweet from Berkeley professor Robert Reich was seen by many as a thinly-veiled call for violence.

In his quickly-deleted message, Reich, who also served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, suggested that rather than shake Sinema’s hand, Democrats “should have given her the backs of theirs,” appearing to indicate that he believes Sinema should have been assaulted. Recently, Democrats have been at odds with the female senator over her unwillingness to budge on the filibuster and voting reforms. This has caused much frustration throughout the party.

Unfortunately for Reich, Twitter has a long memory, and simply deleting the tweet (without even so much as acknowledging that what he said was wrong) wasn’t enough to keep it from continuing to exist.


Social media had plenty to say about Reich and his message for Sinema:



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