Internal memo reveals how Kyrsten Sinema asked employees to handle grocery shopping and make sure she fixes her WiFi: report

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

  • The Daily Beast has obtained a 37-page staff guide for Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

  • Staff members were tasked with making sure Sinema had groceries every week, according to The Daily Beast.

  • They also had to make sure she got a weekly massage and had a bottle of “room temperature” water nearby.

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has put together a long list of requirements for her aides, according to a 37-page staff guide obtained by The Daily Beast that was published Thursday.

According to the guide, Sinema had been given strict instructions regarding her schedule – to begin with, her assistant had been told to ask her in Washington at the start of the work week if “she needed any errands”. The aide will then need to contact Sinema’s chief of staff to “ensure this is accomplished”, The Daily Beast reported.

Other instructions include making sure Sinema gets a weekly one-hour massage and that she has a bottle of “room temperature” water available at all times. The Daily Beast also reported that the guide instructed staff members “to call Verizon to schedule a repair” if the internet service at the senator’s apartment were to go down.

Insider could not independently verify the contents of the guide.

The document obtained by The Daily Beast also includes information on how the senator should not be disturbed outside office hours if possible.

“Kyrsten works hard, but protects his personal time,” the outlet quoted the document as saying.

“Do not plan anything, ever, outside of ‘normal’ working hours without first getting permission from Kyrsten,” the document reads, according to The Daily Beast. “She will very, very rarely agree to work outside normal hours, so only ask if it’s a big deal.”

The Daily Beast reported that it had seen the document in full and warned it could be a few years old. The outlet said it had independently corroborated the document’s veracity.

“The alleged information – derived from anonymous quotes and an alleged document that I cannot verify – does not conform to official guidelines of Senator Sinema’s office and does not represent official policies of Senator Sinema’s office,” said Sinema representative Hannah Hurley told The Daily Beast.

Hurley also said Sinema “does not require staff to run personal errands”.

Hurley did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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