the daily beast obtained a 37-page staff guide for Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
Staff were instructed to make sure Sinema had groceries every week, according to The Daily Beast.
They also needed to make sure he got a weekly massage and had a bottle of “room temperature” water nearby.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has laid out a laundry list of requirements for her aides, according to a 37-page personnel guide obtained by The Daily Beast that was published on thursday.
According to the guide, Sinema had issued strict instructions about her schedule; For one thing, his assistant was told to ask him in Washington at the start of the work week if he “required food.” The assistant would have to contact Sinema’s chief of staff to “make sure this gets done,” 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 guidance instructed staff members to “call Verizon to schedule a repair” if internet service at the senator’s apartment failed.
Insider was unable to independently verify the guide’s content.
The document obtained by The Daily Beast also includes details on how the senator should not be disturbed outside of office hours if possible.
“Kyrsten works hard, but he protects his personal time,” the news outlet quoted the document as saying.
“Do not schedule anything, ever, outside of ‘normal’ business hours without first getting Kyrsten’s permission,” the document says, according to The Daily Beast. “She will very, very rarely agree to work outside of regular hours, so just ask if it’s a big deal.”
The Daily Beast reported that it had seen the document in its entirety and warned that it could be a few years old. The outlet said it had independently corroborated the veracity of the document.
“The purported information, coming from anonymous quotes and a purported document that I cannot verify, is not in line with official guidance from Senator Sinema’s office and does not represent the official policies of Senator Sinema’s office,” said Hannah Hurley, Sinema’s representative told The Daily Beast.
Hurley also said Sinema “does not require staff to run personal errands.”
Hurley did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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