“We’ll have to start hosting potluck dinners and invite other members of Congress. Maybe we’ll have a cook off with the George Miller house,” she quipped, referring to the retiring California Democrat’s domicile he shares with Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois.
It remains to be seen whether Wasserman Schultz’s deeply competitive nature will evolve into congressional feeding frenzies.
At least for now, she seems to be content to merely step away from the pressure cooker that is her career for a spell and focus on herself.
“It’s something I can do for my family . . . and to disconnect from politics for a minute,” Wasserman Schultz stated. “Really, I’m just enjoying the adventure.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.