Kyrsten Sinema, a bisexual fashion icon (we have just decided this—have you SEEN that chic pink coat?—don’t even get us started on her bold lip) was sworn into Congress yesterday as the junior U.S. senator from Arizona. Sinema was elected in the November midterms, over Republican Martha McSally, to replace retired GOP Senator Jeff Flake. To make the moment even more iconic, she didn’t hold and swear on a bible. Instead, she held a law book.
“Kyrsten always gets sworn in on a Constitution simply because of her love for the Constitution,” Sinema spokesman John LaBombard told a local Arizona news outlet.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) January 3, 2019
Sinema, the first woman (and the first openly bisexual) U.S. senator from Arizona, can be seen holding the law book—and, like we said, slaying the fashion game—in a video of the swearing in re-enactment with Vice President Mike Pence. Sinema is no stranger to breaking glass ceilings as she was the country’s first openly bisexual Congress member when she was elected to the House back in 2013. She served in the House for six years before running for the Senate.
Kyrsten Sinema serving Elle Woods as she joins the Senate today is an energy we very much need to carry on through 2019.
— Kyrsten Sinema’s Pink Faux Fur Stole (@rshuffandstuff) January 3, 2019
According to the Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life, Sinema is the only person in Congress to state that she is “religiously unaffiliated.”
CNN reported that many different books and documents were chosen for the ceremony. So it seems like boundaries are finally being broken and real change is possible. We are elated that over 100 women were sworn in!