An upset bride and her tearful mother confronted protesters outside the Arizona wedding the senator was officiating and where some guests wore Native American costumes.
Protesters crashed the happy occasion held last Saturday at a small venue in Bribee, Arizona with signs reading ‘Sinema betrays Democrats’ and ‘People over profit senator sellout’ for her resistance to passing President Biden’s massive infrastructure bill.
As the protesters crowded the entrance to the venue, which had a sign that indicated it was a private event held for a ‘Penelope and Grant’ ,the bride herself walked by the crowd and did not hide her displeasure.
The bride (pictured) confronted the protesters and said ‘I really wish I could enjoy my wedding without you ruining it’
Footage captured the senator in a multicolored dress and sunglasses dancing next to an inflatable unicorn without a care in the world
The protesters spared no one, even the mother of the bride (pictured) who pleaded with the protesters to honor the special occasion
‘Thanks for ruining my wedding. I really appreciate it,’ she is recorded saying sarcastically. ‘It’s just my wedding. I really wish I could enjoy my wedding without you ruining it,’ to which a snarky protestor responds ‘You know what she’s (Sinema) ruining? Our lives!’
Sinema, who is friends with both the bride and groom, officiated the wedding.
The protesters spared no one, even the mother of the bride who pleaded with them to honor the special occasion.
‘It’s my daughter’s wedding. Just for an hour — just let her get married, please. This person (Sinema) is not my daughter,’ she says as she begins to cry.
The protesters were sympathetic and they agreed to protest quietly, although a man later shouted during the ceremony regardless.
Footage captured the senator in a multicolored dress and sunglasses dancing next to an inflatable unicorn without a care in the world, seemingly unable to hear the insults from the protestors just outside the venue.
Guests were captured entering the wedding dressed in elaborate racist Native American costumes, equipped with headdresses and face paint
Protesters are seen at the wedding venue in Bisbee, Arizona holding placards
A couple of guests were captured entering the ceremony dressed in elaborate Native American costumes, equipped with headdresses and face paint.
The protesters were shocked and groaned in disgust, while one person said ‘man that is racist as hell.’
Sinema’s spokeswoman Hannah Hurley said that the senator did not interact with or support the people in the costumes, which she called ‘disrespectful.’
‘While the Senator knows the bride and groom, she does not know and did not interact with the wedding guests who wore disrespectful and racist costumes to the ceremony, and she strongly condemns such behavior,’ Hurley told the Daily Star.
DailyMail.com reached out to Sinema’s office for comment.
The colorful senator has been the target of protesters for weeks now.
Earlier this month she was targeted by a group of protesters at Reagan National Airport after she landed in Washington D.C. for a Senate session.
Video footage showed Sinema on her cell phone as she made her way through Reagan National Airport, where a group of protesters were awaiting her arrival on a flight from Arizona.
Prior to that she was confronted by immigration protesters who followed her into a bathroom at Arizona State University, where she teaches, and recording the incident on phones.
They were there demanding she pass President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Currently the two key Democratic holdouts on the package are Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who have yet to register their support for the new framework he released.
Sinema released a statement saying negotiators had made ‘significant progress’ and that she ‘looks forward’ to getting things done – but did not say she would vote for it or mention the specifics of the deal.
‘After months of productive, good-faith negotiations with President Biden and the White House, we have made significant progress on the proposed budget reconciliation package,’ she said in the statement. ‘I look forward to getting this done, expanding economic opportunities and helping everyday families get ahead.’
Progressives, who were already sore over social programs that got tossed out of the bill, had yet to say they would go along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s audacious play to try to hold a vote on a separate infrastructure package Thursday.
At a closed meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Biden went well beyond a policy pitch – putting the need for agreement in terms of political survival.