Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis got a glowing-red-eyes profile picture makeover as she joined in a pro-Bitcoin social media meme.
On Friday, the junior Wyoming Republican senator’s campaign Twitter account switched her pleasant standing-in-a-field politician photo to another one that was almost exactly the same, except for the addition of glowing red eyes — or laser eyes, depending on the interpretation.
A Twitter bot that tracks changes to accounts belonging to members of Congress first caught the change in profile picture.
No, it was not a hack. Lummis’s Senate office explained the change to the Washington Examiner: “Sen. Lummis is a big supporter of digital assets and financial innovation, and the laser eyes are showing that support.”
Laser eyes are a meme in the pro-Bitcoin internet community. The cryptocurrency hit a $50,000-per-Bitcoin price for the first time on Tuesday and hit a $1 trillion market valuation on Friday. Some social media users