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Swap Columbus Day for Democracy Day?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist heading to Congress after that yuge and most excellent didn’t-see-that-coming grassroots victory, had a bit of a snarky exchange with a conservative over the weekend. It started with a Tweet by Ocasio-Cartez:

how is Columbus Day a holiday but Election Day not?

The Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko quote tweeted Ocasio-Cortez and wrote that she “hasn’t even started the job yet and she’s already angling for more vacation days.”

In response, Ocasio-Cortez was “pliant” and proposed a “compromise”:

 

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