Senator Kyrsten Sinema has not resumed her side job as an intern at a California winery: documents

  • Sen. Kirsten Sinemaa Arizona Democrat, worked as wine trainee in 2020.
  • She has not returned to her wine job in 2021, according to new federal disclosures.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is no longer in the business of California vineyards, at least for now.

Sinema reported no wine-related salaries in 2021, according to his annual Personal Financial Disclosure Report filed Tuesday with Congress.

Such news would be quite expected for most senators. But Sinema isn’t most senators, having earned $1,117.40 in August 2020 from her job as a harvert intern at Three Sticks Winery in Sonoma, Calif.

“Kyrsten worked the harvest for Wine estate of the three sticksand in accordance with California law, received an entry-level harvest rate,” Sinema representative Hannah Hurley told Insider. Hurley added that the Senate Ethics Committee pre-approved Sinema’s work.

A Sinema representative could not immediately be reached for comment on the latest disclosure.

Three Stick Winery describes their Harvest Internship as a two-week job for people who are “passionate about wine, detail-oriented, enthusiastic about hard work and with a positive attitude.”

He says the interns “will help with all facets of harvesting work, including cleaning and sanitizing equipment, sorting fruit, pigeages, base additions and managing fermentations as instructed by the winemaker. , the work of the barrels and other tasks related to the cellar”.

Winemaker Ryan Prichard told Insider that “Kyrsten worked extremely hard and was a fantastic part of our team.”

However, Sinema did not completely end her relationship with Three Sticks Winery after her internship. In August 2021, his re-election campaign bought a “virtual wine and tasting kit” from the winery in August 2021, according to federal records.

Sinema worked on one side in 2021, earning an “approved tuition fee” of $22,964.93 at Arizona State University, according to his disclosure.

She also reported a student loan balance between $15,001 and $50,000.

Sinema has become an outcast among many of her fellow Democrats for her idiosyncratic policy stances, which include her refusal to help kill the Senate filibuster that is preventing the Liberals from acting on one of the administration’s many priorities. Biden, from the right to vote to the right to abortion.

Gallego for Arizona, Rep. Ruben Gallego’s campaign committee, sponsored Facebook ads criticizing Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow DemocratFacebook

representing Ruben Gallego — a fellow Democrat from Arizona and potential Sinema’s main challenger in 2024 — even sponsored Facebook ads on Tuesday that berated Sinema.

“Tell Congress – and Senator Sinema – it’s time to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade as the law of the land and not obstruction by ANY senator should stop him,” said the ad, paid for by Gallego’s campaign committee.

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