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Republican Official Tries to Shame Sen. Krysten Sinema for Wearing a Dress

Jim Ziegler posted a picture of Sinema on Facebook, prompting misogynistic comments.

Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who has a master's degree, a law degree and a doctorate, is the first woman ever to represent Arizona in the Senate. But Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler thinks people should pay attention to the clothes Sinema wears on the Senate floor, prompting others to ridicule her.


Ziegler is a Republican in his second term as state auditor. In 2017, when Roy Moore faced allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14 year old when he was in his 30s, Ziegler defended Moore, citing the Bible says Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult.

He posted a photo of Sinema on his public "Jim Ziegler State Auditor" page on Saturday and shared it to his personal Facebook page.

The caption read: "What newly elected AZ democrat senator wore to work."

Ziegler initially posted that Sinema "took the floor improperly attired," but he later deleted the comment, according to AL.com.

Misogynistic Facebook commenters agreed with Ziegler.

Meanwhile, other Facebook users called him out:

Republicans have called Sinema " Senator Barbie Doll" and "Senator Madonna," perhaps taking a nod from the leader of the Republican Party who used his global podium to troll women, even mocking #MeToo movement, during an appearance in Montana.

Ziegler wasn't the only one to try and shame Sinema for her clothing, though. Others, including women, took to Twitter to degrade her outfit worn on Thursday. Despite the government shutdown at the time, people decided to focus on Sinema's work wardrobe.

The Conversation (3)
Dawn30 Jan, 2019
This is the only thing Ziegler could think of to ridicule Ms. Sinema about? Her clothing!?! This is one reason I will be ecstatic when 'old' white men loose power, and why I believe in the separation of religion and state.
votetocorrect31 Jan, 2019
Jim Ziegler is an idiot and I hope women don't forget when they go to the voting booth!

Don Lemon and April Ryan Debate Intensely Over Kamala Harris' 'Blackness'

CNN analysts April Ryan and Don Lemon were up in arms over Sen. Kamala Harris' ethnicity.

White House correspondent April Ryan and CNN anchor Don Lemon got into an intense debate over 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris' ethnic identity.

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Virginia Gov. Northam's 'Misconception' of Indentured Servitude and Slavery

The interaction between Gayle King and Ralph Northam should have led to a bigger discussion.

Governor Northam- Virginia

In an interview with CBS anchor Gayle King, which aired on Sunday, Virginia State Gov. Ralph Northam referred to enslaved Africans as "indentured servants."

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Bakari Sellers Definitively Explains Why Blackface is Racist

"I think that many times white people do not understand what blackface means," Sellers said.

The photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page of a man in blackface and another man dressed in a KKK costume is sparking a national conversation. The racist act of wearing blackface goes back to the mid-19th century. It's 2019 and Black people still have to explain why it's offensive.

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Update: White Powder, A Witness, and Photos Have All Been Uncovered in the Jussie Smollett Attack Investigation

The perpetrators have yet to be identified but police are collecting information about individuals that were in the area at the time of the attack.

The FBI and Chicago PD are investigating the attack of Empire actor Jussie Smollett and have new leads.

Chicago police said an envelope with white powder and a threatening letter with magazine cut outs pasted on paper was received at Cinespace Studios, where Empire is filmed, on January 22.

HAZMAT responded, but the white substance turned out to be aspirin.

Police have released photos of two individuals wanted for questioning.

Video of Smollett walking into a hotel after the attack with a noose around his neck, along with the noose and his sweater have also been acquired to help try to identify more clues to find the attackers.

Smollett said he was on the phone with his manager when the attack happened.

Smollett family's statement said this was a "violent and unprovoked attack," and "a racial and homophobic hate crime."

A witness, who requested anonymity, described a "creepy" white man outside the building with a clothesline hanging from his pants, staring at another man near another entrance about 300 hundred feet away.

She told TMZ, "He looked out of place." He had scruff on his face, wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans that were too short. He had "thick, grey hunting socks" with camel-colored dress shoes.

She talked to detectives when she found out there was an attack.

UPDATE: Jussie Smollett Releases Statement on Attack

"I still believe that justice will be served," said Smollett as police have new leads in the case.

UPDATE: Feb. 1, 2019

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has released his first public comments about the incident:

"Let me start by saying that I'm O.K.," Smollett said in a statement released on Friday. "My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly, I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words."

"I am working with authorities and have been 100 percent factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served."

The FBI and Chicago PD are investigating have new leads.

Chicago police said an envelope with white powder and a threatening letter with magazine cut outs pasted on paper was received at Cinespace Studios, where "Empire" is filmed, on Jan. 22.

HAZMAT responded, but the white substance turned out to be aspirin.

Police have released photos of two individuals wanted for questioning.

Video of Smollett walking into a hotel after the attack with a noose around his neck, along with the noose and his sweater have also been acquired to help try to identify more clues to find the attackers.

Smollett said he was on the phone with his manager when the attack happened.

His family's statement said this was a "violent and unprovoked attack," and "a racial and homophobic hate crime."

A witness, who requested anonymity, described a "creepy" white man outside the building with a clothesline hanging from his pants, staring at another man near another entrance about 300 hundred feet away.

She told TMZ, "He looked out of place." He had scruff on his face, wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans that were too short. He had "thick, grey hunting socks" with camel-colored dress shoes.

She talked to detectives when she found out there was an attack.

ORIGINAL STORY

"Empire" star, Jussie Smollett, was brutally attacked and hospitalized early Tuesday morning.

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Terry Crews Blasts Comedian D.L. Hughley for Mocking His Sexual Assault Claim

Terry Crews to D.L. Hughley: "Are you implying I 'wanted' to be sexually assaulted?"

On Sunday morning via Twitter, Terry Crews tore into comedian, D.L. Hughley over his comment from an August 2018 interview.

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