Video of Kyrsten Sinema Being Confronted in Bathroom by Activist Viewed 4M Times

A video of Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) being confronted by a youth activist who followed her into the bathroom has been viewed 4 million times on social media.

Shared on the Twitter account for community activist group Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), the clip showed youth activists following Sinema around Arizona State University on Sunday.

The LUCHA activists wanted to talk to Sinema about her opposition to President Joe Biden's expansive economic recovery plan, which has widespread support from Democrats.

When Sinema walked into the bathroom, the activists followed her inside and filmed the Democrat as she entered one of the stalls.

One person could be heard saying off-camera: "We knocked down doors for you to get you elected. And just how we got you elected we can get you out of office if you don't support what you promised us."

Then there was a pause as a flush could be heard coming from one of the stalls inside the bathroom.

An activist, who called herself Blanca, said she was brought to the U.S. when she was three years old and added: "In 2020 both my grandparents got deported because of SB 1070 and I'm here because I believe we need a pathway to citizenship. My grandfather passed away two weeks ago and I wasn't able to go to Mexico because there is no pathway to citizenship."

🔴BREAKING: Blanca, an AZ immigrant youth confronts @SenatorSinema inside her classroom, where she teaches @ ASU. "in 2010 both my grandparents got deported bc of grandfather passed away 2 wks ago & I wasn't able to go to Mexico bc there is no pathway to citizenship."

— LUCHA Arizona (@LUCHA_AZ) October 3, 2021

SB 1070 refers to the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2010, which required police officers to attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest."

When Sinema emerged from the bathroom stall, one of the activists continued to berate her over her lack of support for Biden's Build Back Better bill.

Sinema did not engage with the activist and was filmed washing her hands.

The clip has been viewed some 4 million times and has amassed more than 11,300 likes as of Monday morning.

In a statement shared with The Arizona Republic on Sunday, a spokesperson for Sinema said: "We are not dignifying this behavior with a response."

Newsweek has contacted Sinema for comment.

Sinema sparked anger among progressive Democrats after she vowed to oppose the Build Back Better Act due to its cost.

The legislation is estimated to cost $3.5 trillion over 10 years and includes free community college funding, paid family leave, climate change protection measures and Medicare expansion.

Immigration reform is, however, not part of the bill after it was again rejected in the Senate.

Sinema is joined by Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia in opposing the Build Back Better Act, who also believes it is too expensive.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema was pursued by activists. Here, she is seen in a committee meeting in May 2019. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images