Remember when Congressman Joe Walsh got a lot of publicity for bunking in his office?
Apparently, he was not the only member of the House of Representatives to do so.
California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier wants to ban the practice.
“You know, they sleep on their couches, they then get up in the morning, sneak downstairs [to] the members’ gym, shower, change their clothes, and come back up for work,” WBCU reports.
She told a reporter that the practice an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds and something that can make staffers feel uncomfortable.
And she alleges that with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unhealthy.
North Carolina Republican Rep. Ted Budd says, “Every two years at the beginning of a new Congress, there’s a concerted effort by the left … to try to kick us out of our offices.”
One Democrat estimates that members who sleep in their offices sayve $25-30,000 a year.
And, by the way, the Democrats are seeking a housing allowance to supplement their $174,000 a year salary.