Although AOC Said Lawmakers Shouldn’t Get Paid During Shutdown, She Is STILL Receiving Checks

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wanted her fellow lawmakers to “have some integrity” and furlough their salary during a government shutdown. Well, we’re in the middle of the government shutdown and she does not appear to be giving up her salary just yet. Unlike the list of lawmakers you will see below, Ocasio-Cortez is not one of the members on the list of lawmakers giving up their salary, by putting it on hold, until the government shutdown is ended. Ocasio-Cortez has gone mum on the issue, not stating whether or not she has requested her salary to be held.

What makes her stand out from the crowd is that back in December she was telling people to “have some integrity” and talking about how Congress members should have their salary furloughed along with that of the federal government workers.

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Little did she know that many members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, would happily show their integrity and request for their paycheck to be held in unison with the federal workers who are being affected more than anything, but don’t get to have a say in the negotiations.

Ocasio-Cortez’s message is as follows:

“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.”

I asked her if she’s taking the salar and stated that we deserve an answer.

“Are you taking your salary or no? We deserve to get an answer.”

I believe she was asked this question multiple times on Twitter, but I was unable to find an answer in one direction or the other. Hopefully she responds when she’s done talking about that 70% marginal tax rate she wants.

I hope she doesn’t dance around the issue.

If you’re curious as to who has requested that their salary be put on hold, then here’s a list provided by The Hill. It’s from a few days ago, so there might be a few adjustments. Nevertheless, Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t responded to my question yet, so it’s still a mystery whether she went by her own words or she needed her first check from that nice six-figure government salary.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas)
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.)
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.)
Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.)
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)
Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio)
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.)
Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio)
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.)
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)
Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.)
Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.)
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.)
Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.)
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.)
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.)
Rep. Ross Spano (R-Fla.)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Van Taylor (R-Texas)
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.)
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)

POLL: Who do you blame for the Government shutdown – Trump or the Democrats?