The meeting came only a few days after Berk extended an offer to Ocasio-Cortez to decorate her Congressional office via Twitter.
"Swing by our office!" Ocasio-Cortez responded. "We've barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we've got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. SOS!"
\u201cSwing by our office!\n\nWe\u2019ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we\u2019ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. \ud83d\ude29 SOS!\n\n(The good news is that people are leaving a rainbow of positive post-its on our wall so that\u2019s cute)\u201d
The group's trip to Washington, D.C. also coincides with congressional hearings for the Equality Act, a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of identities protected by the Civil Rights Act.
While France and Porowski have stayed mostly apolitical, Van Ness has gotten into hot water for his political tweets before, including when he said "not all republicans are racist" and suggested compromising on health care reform. Berk weighs in on politics sometimes and recently tweeted about boycotting hotels owned by Brunei, a country that just this week instituted laws that punish homosexuality with stoning.