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Cher apologizes for confusing Sinema, Gillibrand

Cher is apologizing for a tweet confusing Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Kyrsten Sinema
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Cher is apologizing to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after saying she confused the New York Democrat with another female senator with a similar first name whom she had dubbed a “traitor” who was “sabotaging” President Biden’s agenda.

“I must offer my deepest apologies” to Gillibrand, the “Believe” singer wrote to her nearly 4 million Twitter followers on Monday.

The 75-year-old performer said she made a “grave error of confusing” Gillibrand with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in an earlier, explosive tweet.

In a since-deleted Monday post, Cher wrote that Gillibrand and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) “aren’t Democrats they’re TRAITORS.”

“If there is any way [for] NEW YORKERS [to] KICK HER OUT OF THE SENATE they must try [before] she hands our country [to] Trump and his criminals,” Cher wrote.

Her words came after Manchin, in a Sunday op-ed, had reiterated his opposition to dismantling the Senate filibuster.

“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act. Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster,” Manchin wrote in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Sinema has also said she would not support doing away with the rule.

In her message, Cher — a fierce critic of former President Trump — said she was sorry to both Gillibrand and the Empire State.

“My most sincere apologies to SENATOR GILLIBRAND, AND [PEOPLE] Of NEW YORK,” the “Moonstruck” star said.

Gillibrand’s office didn’t respond to ITK’s request for comment on the snafu, but the senator accepted Cher’s apology on Twitter.

—Updated at 6:04 p.m.

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