READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweets: ‘Lobbyists Pay the Homeless + Others to Hold Their Place So They Can Get in 1st’

Holding them accountable.

Since the beginning of her career in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been widely praised for using social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter to give a deeper look into the inner-workings of Congress.

While many of the posts have been purely informational, like those documenting office assignments and new member orientation, a recent post from Ocasio-Cortez called attention to a much more harrowing practice.

The Congresswoman discovered that lobbyists frequently pay the homeless and low-income Americans to hold their place in line at Senate and Congressional hearings, which only hear from 10 members of the public during that time.

https://twitter.com/DanRiffle/status/1095803411411406848

People were disturbed at lobbyists using their deep pockets and the needs of low-income Americans to influence policies that affect all of us.

https://twitter.com/RSun82/status/1095787329900425216

Many, however, were grateful for Ocasio-Cortez.

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