U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) appeared on the Senate floor wearing a denim vest and outrage followed on social media, with many Twitter users noting how people of color would never get away with such a wardrobe in a professional setting. 

Political commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas was among the many people who became furious after seeing the senator's casual outfit.

"I really don’t care who gets triggered by me bringing race into this," Navarro-Cárdenas tweeted. "The truth is, no woman of color could possibly dress like this, and act like this, and be taken seriously, much less elected. I suspect every Black woman and Latina reading this knows what I’m talking about."

While some people disagreed with the pundit, saying the incident doesn't have anything to do with race, several others supported the sentiment.

It was not only the denim jacket that bothered some people but also the senator's poor body language and lackadaisical attitude.

Sinema's approach appeared to most people to be an intentional and egregious defiance against the dress code.

While Sinema lounged in her casual attire, reporters for The Washington Post shared a photo of a sign at the Senate Press Gallery, which prohibits denim, hats, overcoats, purses and bags in the room.

While Sinema appears to be enjoying the freedom to wear whatever she wants, Black women, in particular, still have to fight to wear their natural hair. In 2019, Senator Cory Booker passed The CROWN Act to ban discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyles, Blavity previously reported

The bill was first passed in California and New York. New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Mexico and Nebraska have also followed suit, according to Now This News.