Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now a sworn member of the good for thee, but not for me crowd was taking questions Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Before being sworn in, Cortez took questions from reporters, one of those questions was, will you donate or furlough your $174,000 salary as previously advocated by you?
Cortez took to Twitter in her usual fashion in December to advocate for members of Congress to furlough their salaries. She Tweeted:
“Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well,” she wrote in a tweet in December. “It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.”
Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.
It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.
Have some integrity. https://t.co/BgueNNjf0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 22, 2018
When the question was asked, Cortez told reporters “I gotta run!”
The devote socialist then ran down a crowded hallway to get in line for her mock swearing-in with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On January, 1st Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tweeted she will be donating her salary to HIAS.
Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown. Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I’m donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 1, 2019