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First Openly Bisexual Senator’s Swearing In Ceremony With Mike Pence has Social Media Buzzing

Yesterday, as all of the newly elected U.S. Senators were sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence, one Senator in particular became the talk of social media.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who defeated Republican Martha McSally in November to replace the departing Jeff Flake as one of Arizona’s Senators, not only has become the first elected female U.S. Senator from Arizona, but she also became the first openly bisexual U.S. Senator in history.

This is why her swearing in ceremony with the very religious Mike Pence was one of the most talked about.  Sinema, who is also the only openly ‘religiously unaffiliated‘ member of Congress, decided to take her oath of office using the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions rather than the Bible or other religious text.

As you can see below, her exchange with Vice President Mike Pence, is both a bit awkward (at least for Pence), and quite humorous.  At one point Sinema looks down at the spot where most Senators’ spouses are supposed to stand, then looks back up before jokingly asking, “Could we get a spouse?  Just kidding.”

Social media has had a lot to say about Sinema’s classy, yet humorous take on her swearing in.



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