Sanders’ mitten-maker becomes famous after gloves steal inauguration show

Senator Bernie Sander's mittens at the inauguration of President Joe Biden became an internet sensation
Senator Bernie Sander's mittens at the inauguration of President Joe Biden became an internet sensation © Brendan Smialowski, AFP

Jen Ellis, a primary school teacher from Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont, has become something of a celebrity after the mittens she knitted became an Internet phenomenon when the leftist senator wore them at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

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Ellis, 42, was teaching online during the inauguration on Wednesday, but her phone was soon inundated with text messages telling her that Sanders was wearing her mittens as Biden was sworn in.

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