You heard it here first – the internet rumor that Congressthing-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Heinz-Kerry-Rodham-Clinton-Wasserman-Schultz (or whatever the hell her name is), will introduce a bill to the House of Representatives to guarantee that the Electoral College will now be tuition free… is false.
But the story of Bernie’s lil’ Socialist side-piece pissing and moaning about the high cost of living in Washington, DC, is entirely true. By the way, Sen. Sanders just purchased his third home for $600,000. Some Socialist, huh?
But back to the latest episode of America’s Dopiest Millennials, AO-C may not be able to afford simultaneous households in The Big Apple and DC, but as cited by The Daily Wire, she magically was able to afford “a Gabriela Hearst blazer ($1,990), Gabriela Hearst pants ($890), and some Monolo Blahnik shoes ($625)” for a photo shoot while she campaigned for Congress.
Then we come to AO-C’s residential woes. I have a novel idea; crash in your House office. More than a few elected officials have done such, both Republicans and Democrats.
As the New York Post reported last spring;
While there is no official tally of the number of House hobos who turn their offices into makeshift bedrooms, interviews with members and several Post stakeouts of the congressional gym — where the live-in lawmakers shower — put the estimate at around 100 representatives, or more than one-fifth of the governing body. Publicly, about 50 members have ‘fessed up to it.
Their ranks include everyone from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to New York Reps. Donovan, Gregory Meeks (D-Queens/LI), Lee Zeldin (R-LI), John Katko (R-Syracuse) and Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo).
Zeldin, a military veteran, said sleeping on a bed he stores in his office closet makes him more efficient.
“It must be the Army in me,” said the politician from Shirley. “Literally, from the moment I wake up from the moment I go to sleep, I’m just working without distraction. It’s just the way I’m wired.”
Unfortunately, the Grinch is alive and well and also a member of the House of Representatives;
But some of the penny-pinching pols’ colleagues are disgusted by what they call an unsanitary, undignified practice and want it banned.
Proposed legislation set to be introduced in the House as soon as this month would prohibit politicians from turning their offices into makeshift sleeping quarters, arguing that the move is violating IRS and congressional ethics rules.
“Look, it’s unhealthy. It’s nasty. I wouldn’t want to be entertained in somebody’s bedroom,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who is among those spearheading the bill.
“Sleeping in your office is not proper’’ ethically, either, Thompson said.