Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to replace Columbus Day with holiday for Election day

Nov 20, 2018 766

BY: Jessica Kwong

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday proposed getting rid of Columbus Day as a holiday and replacing it with a day off for Election Day. It started when Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday night, “how is Columbus Day a holiday but Election Day not?” The Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko quote tweeted Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday and wrote that she “hasn't even started the job yet and she's already angling for more vacation days.”

The incoming Democratic representative then quote tweeted Martosko and replied: “While I would disagree with your complaint that Americans get too much vacation time (we work some of the longest hours of any dev country & have no Fed required paid leave), I am willing to compromise by eliminating Columbus Day to give Election Day off. See? I can be pliant.”

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