An Alabama state official took to social media on Saturday in an attempt to shame Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for wearing a dress and boots on the U.S. Senate floor.
Jim Zeigler, a Republican in his second term as state auditor, shared photos of the Arizona Democrat on his public “Jim Zeigler State Auditor” Facebook page and then on his personal account, reported AL.com.
He captioned the photos: “What newly elected AZ democrat senator wore to work.”
Some commenters compared Sinema’s clothing to an exotic dancer or prostitute while others expressed anger that Ziegler was shaming the senator for her clothing.
Ziegler initially wrote that Sinema “took the floor improperly attired,” but he later deleted that remark, reports AL.com.
Sinema made history as the first out bisexual person ever elected to the U.S. Senate and only the second openly LGBTQ person, behind Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., who is a lesbian.
The GOP official also used the Facebook post to attack Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who can be seen in one of the photos.
“He represents these out-of-state senators instead of us, the people of Alabama,” Ziegler posted. “Can you see him? I am exploring running against him next year.”