US lawmaker twerks in campaign video — Analysis
A bill was also introduced by Tiara Mack, Rhode Island’s state senator. It was aimed to teach children sexual pleasure.
Rhode Island State Senator Tiara Mack, a Democrat, released a campaign video on Monday in which she performs an upside down ‘twerk’ and calls for votes. Mack described conservative reactions to Mack’s stunt. “unhinged.”
TikTok posted the video. Mack, wearing a bikini, stands up and shakes her stomach before asking viewers for their opinions. “vote Senator Mack!”
Tiara Mack (D), Rhode Island State Senator, made this video encouraging voters to vote for Tiara. She also sponsored a bill for teaching kids “queer inclusive, pleasure-based sex ed” pic.twitter.com/835n4jS8LS
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 5, 2022
The campaign pitch for the bizarre was ridiculed by conservatives as well as mockery and memes from other people. “If I had one of these maybe I’d be sitting in Congress right now,” quippedNaomi Levin is a former Trump campaign official, who ran unsuccessfully for a House seat at New York City in 2018.
Mack wasn’t afraid to admit it. A commenter suggested Mack had “done women struggling to be taken seriously a grave disservice,”She shot backThat she was “still an Ivy League graduate and sitting state senator.”
“Damn,”She tweeted. “Twerking upside down really makes the conservative, unhinged internet accounts pop off on a Monday.”
Mack was elected as Rhode Island State Senator in 2020. She is currently running for reelection. Mack has been controversial before. In February, she introduced legislation that required sixth-grade students to be taught about the gender of their sexuality and was criticized. “affirmatively recognize pleasure-based sexual relations.”
Republicans and some teachers resisted the bill, with one telling The Providence Journal that. “there is no place in school to discuss pleasurable sex. If I thought a teacher was talking about an orgasm, I’d want her job.”
Mack, a former teacher of sex education, said that “teaching comprehensive, queer inclusive, pleasure based sex ed was a highlight of my time teaching.”
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