Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says ‘working-class’ congressional staffers need second jobs to make ends meet

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Tuesday called for congressional staffers to be paid more, saying that diverse “working-class” people can’t make enough to make ends meet in Washington, D.C. Pointing out that congressional staffers remain mostly white, AOC noted that young people of color and those from working-class families may have the resources to take a relatively low-paying job as a lawmaker’s aide. “Congress doesn’t pay enough to retain working-class talent,” she tweeted. “Many can’t afford to work here or need a 2nd job.” Ocasio-Cortez boasts that she pays her interns $15 an hour…

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