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'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'

Her pledge days after she slammed her future colleagues in both parties for employing unpaid interns and for not paying staffers a "living wage".

"This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food".

"I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up", the congresswoman-elect tweeted as she egged Trump Jr. on.

Ocasio-Cortez said Congress should raise wages for staffers so they can afford to continue living in Washington, one of the most expensive cities in the country.

While Ocasio-Cortez settles into life on Capitol Hill, Trump Jr.is reportedly awaiting indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller for lying to the FBI in the Russian Federation investigation.

A 2017 report from advocacy group Pay Our Interns found that in the Senate, just more than half of Republicans paid interns, while only 32 percent of Democrats did.

Later that day she commented on the "rich irony" of lawmakers asking, "How are you going to pay for it?" who then "grow awfully quiet when called out on their expectation that part-time workers magically invent money to work for free".

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The House interns fare much worse with only 8 per cent of Republican interns who are paid and an abysmal 3.6 per cent of Democrats interns are.

A study out previous year, according to the HuffPost says that only 51 per cent of Republican senators offer paid internships and just 31 per cent of Democrats do. Schumer's office told Rolling Stone that the ad "was made in error" and that beginning in January, they will offer "a stipend to eligible interns".

On Monday, Pay Our Interns tweeted a screenshot of an ad for an unpaid press intern to work for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Congress has taken steps to address the problem. "SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices, *" she wrote.

If that's the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well.

Another recent budgetary concern of Ocasio-Cortez drew sharp criticism.

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