Is Ocasio-Cortez Taking a Salary During Govt Shutdown?
Thirteen new members of Congress have said they are not taking a salary during the partial government shutdown, but rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t saying whether or not she’s getting paid.
In December prior to taking the oath of office, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that members of Congress should not take a paycheck during a shutdown. “Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well,” she wrote. “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.”
But her office did not respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiry if she’s taking a salary during the current shutdown.