Ex-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was slammed Monday after he railed towards Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for now not being a “legit progressive” — whereas boasting that he had dated the lawmaker greater than a decade in the past.
Olbermann, a longtime “SportsCenter” host turned liberal political commentator, took intention on the Arizona Democrat in response to GOP Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, who referred to Sinema as “the best first-term senator” he has ever seen.
“Once we dated, in 2010-11, Kyrsten was a legit progressive, far to my left,” Olbermann tweeted. “Now she has embraced the Political Business [trademark] the place there may be solely course of, not coverage, and by no means folks.”
Olbermann, who was fired from MSNBC over a decade in the past, added that the “good resolution” could be for Sinema to be the subsequent host of NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
The backlash was swift, with some on Twitter joking that Sinema — who’s brazenly bisexual — had modified her political and preferences after her relationship with Olbermann.
“No marvel Sinema turned a reasonable, she will need to have concluded that progressives comparable to Keith Olbermann are fully unbearable,” the Political Election Projections account tweeted.
“All it took was relationship Keith Olbermann for Krysten Sinema to cease being a progressive, spend the remainder of her profession making Democrats offended, and turn out to be bisexual. Is sensible,” GOP strategist Greg Value wrote.
One other chimed in: “It’s by no means surprising to study that Keith Olbermann’s exes wanna get so far-off from him that they cross political aisles.”
“Keith Olbermann relationship Krysten Sinema a decade in the past AND nonetheless being hung up over is a plot twist I didn’t see coming,” one other mentioned. “Transfer on man, that is embarrassing.”
“…and now we all know why she’s not into males anymore,” cracked lawyer and podcast host Jeff Blehar, who ranted in a second tweet: “The concept of telling tales on an individual I’ve ever had a private relationship with (I imply actual private, you perceive)? I’d moderately shoot myself within the god—n head. I used to be born with not less than some sense of disgrace, nonetheless, which distinguishes me from this man.”
Others pointed to Olbermann’s historical past of relationship distinguished media girls, together with MSNBC anchor Katy Tur and Fox Information host Laura Ingraham.
“I feel I’m starting to see your drawback, Keith,” tweeted Spectator USA contributing editor Stephen L. Miller, who added: “Keith appears to have a knack for relationship girls who all go on to be extra profitable than him.”
“Comfortable launching the truth that you dated Kyrsten Sinema,” Boston journalist Sam Mintz added, alongside screenshots of previous tweets from Olbermann attacking Sinema.
Sinema has turn out to be infamous for standing agency towards her left-wing Democratic Occasion colleagues since President Biden took workplace.
In January of this 12 months, she was slammed by her members of her personal occasion after voting towards Senate Democrats’ effort to go two items of sweeping election reform laws by altering or eliminating the the chamber’s 60-vote filibuster.
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went as far as to say she couldn’t see a “compelling case” for why Sinema ought to proceed representing Arizona within the Senate.
“She has confirmed herself an impediment to the best to vote in the US,” the New York rep informed MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan after the vote.