Ocasio-Cortez tells NY Post “I’ve Gotta Run” When Asked if She’ll Forego Salary During Shutdown

Freshman socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dodged the New York Post on Thursday when asked if she would give up her salary during the partial government shutdown (something she previously advocated for lawmakers).

The Post reports:

“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.

On December 22–the first morning of the government shutdown–the New York lawmaker tweeted, “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 and then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.”

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