Remember when Democratic darling Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez took a principled stance against Washington politicians receiving paychecks during a government shutdown? Remember when people on both sides of the aisle applauded her for taking such a stance?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t.
At the end of last month, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to signal her virtue about politicians paid during the shutdown, noting that they shouldn’t get a paycheck until the shutdown is over, and demanding that lawmakers “have some integrity!”
“It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision,” Ocasio-Cortez preached. “Have some integrity.”
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
This tweet has now aged like milk.
The freshly minted congresswoman seems to have changed her tune on the issue ever since she began receiving one of those $174,000 paychecks. According to the New York Post, when asked about the issue of congressional pay during the shutdown, the New York democratic socialist responded with three words.
“I’ve gotta run!”
This should come as a surprise to no one. Remember that socialism is for the people, not the socialist. The idea that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would give up her own money for any reason is somewhat laughable. As every socialist before her has proven that when they speak about spreading the wealth and living with less, they mean to say you should do that, not them.
Socialists gonna socialists, and politicians gonna politic.