It absolutely boggles my mind that Congress could be getting paid right now while they have ran the government into the ground.
But you’re starting to see a growing rift in Congress between the Democrats who still have their hand out and Republicans who realize Congress should not be paid while the governement is shut down.
Case in point, good old Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who literally ran away when asked about her pay during the shutdown.
As reported in the NY Post:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still won’t say whether she’s giving up her salary during the partial government shutdown — a move she previously advocated for all lawmakers.
“I’ve gotta run!” Ocasio-Cortez told The Post when asked the question Thursday on Capitol Hill.
She then scampered down a crowded hallway to get in line for her mock swearing-in with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Among Ocasio-Cortez’s group was her partner, Riley Roberts. “A really incredible day, really special,” he told The Post, adding that he liked Washington thus far. “It’s great.”
Ocasio-Cortez attracted hordes of reporters and photographers on her first day as a member of Congress but stayed tight-lipped throughout the day.
That’s in contrast to her social media presence, where she cooks Instant Pot meals and talks policy with her supporters. Or blasts members of Congress for taking paychecks during the ongoing government shutdown.