They say even a broken clock is right two times a day. For some conservatives, this may be one of those times for Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The self-described Democratic socialist has been the focus of numerous memes on social media mocking her seeming lack of knowledge about the issues. However, a recent tweet sent out on her Twitter account makes a whole lot of sense to a whole lot of people, across the political playing field.
In the midst of all the government shutdown and border wall funding talk came the topic of how members of Congress still get paid during government shut downs.
Ocasio-Cortez shared a sentiment felt by many in regards to that little detail:
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 (@Ocasio2018) December 22, 2018
A number of conservatives and those who identify as Trump supporters in their Twitter bios supported her sentiment. She even got credit for her “Twitter game.”
I agree! Well said. Thank you.
— Rita Stacy 🇺🇸 (@ritastacy) December 23, 2018
Damn, she has a strong Twitter game. https://t.co/UtcT5n3Y8r
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) December 23, 2018
There was some misunderstanding on social media as to what happens during a government shut down. Fox News on Saturday explained some of the finer points, noting that first and foremost, the entire government does not actually shut down.