Football stars Aaron Rodgers and David Bakhtiari have publicly expressed their disappointment and frustration with Dianne Feinstein‘s return to the Senate.
After a two-month absence on account of sickness, Feinstein’s return has sparked controversy amongst some Democrats, together with Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has known as for her resignation.
Nonetheless, it’s Rodgers and Bakhtiari’s response that has made headlines. Bakhtiari took to Twitter to accuse the senator of dishonest in broad daylight, stating, “How are we as a nation simply ‘cool’ with actions like this?” whereas Rodgers retweeted Bakhtiari’s tweet and added a GIF of a person waking up, seemingly suggesting that Bakhtiari had lastly seen the reality.
Feinstein’s return sparks controversy as Rodgers and Bakhtiari communicate out on political points
This isn’t the primary time Rodgers has expressed his political opinions. Whereas he has been steered to be a liberal previously, he has additionally expressed an apathy in direction of politics.
Nonetheless, he has just lately been drawn to the anti-vaccine stance of Democrat Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Critics have identified that Rodgers’ opposition to being vaccinated for COVID-19 ties into the themes of individualism mentioned in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged, which he has been identified to assist.
Bakhtiari’s robust response to Feinstein’s return can be notable. As a well-respected offensive lineman for the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Bakhtiari is understood for his outspokenness and willingness to talk his thoughts.
Feinstein, who has been in Congress for over 30 years and has a few of the most uncommon trades in Congress, has seen her web value skyrocket to over $200 million throughout her profession. With Rodgers and Bakhtiari’s high-profile criticisms, it stays to be seen what influence this may have on the political panorama within the coming months.