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Internal memo reveals how Kyrsten Sinema instructed staffers to handle grocery runs and make sure she gets her Wi-Fi fixed: report

Kyrsten SinemaSen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

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  • The Daily Beast has obtained a 37-page staffers’ guide for Kyrsten Sinema. 
  • Staffers were instructed to ensure Sinema has groceries every week, per the Daily Beast.
  • They also need to make sure Sinema gets a weekly massage, and that she has a “room temperature” bottle of water available at all times.

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema put in place a long list of requirements for her aides, according to a 37-page staffers’ guide obtained by the Daily Beast which was published on Thursday.

According to the guide, Sinema has issued strict instructions about her schedule — for one, her assistant must ask her in Washington at the beginning of the work week “if she needs groceries.” The assistant must then contact Sinema’s chief of staff to “make sure this is accomplished,” the Daily Beast reported.

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

Insider could not independently verify the contents of the guide. 

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

“Kyrsten works hard, but is protective of her personal time,” the news outlet quoted from the document.

“Do not schedule anything, ever, outside of ‘regular’ work hours without first getting Kyrsten’s permission,” read the document, per the Daily Beast. “She will very, very rarely agree to work outside the regular hours, so only ask if it’s a big deal.”

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

“The alleged information — sourced from anonymous quotes and a purported document I can’t verify — is not in line with official guidance from Sen. Sinema’s office and does not represent official policies of Sen. Sinema’s office,” Hannah Hurley, a spokesperson for Sinema, told the Daily Beast. 

Hurley said as well that Sinema “does not require staff to perform personal errands.”

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

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