Members of Congress weigh in on the great 4th of July debate: Hot dogs or hamburgers

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill weighed in on whether they preferred hotdogs or hamburgers as Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July on Wednesday. 

"Oh, I'm a hamburger guy. Mustard, onions, and pickles," Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesRising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Live coverage: Mueller testifies before Congress MORE (D-Conn.) told Hill.TV's Molly Hooper.

Himes' Democratic colleague Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesAnti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Appetite for Democratic term limits fizzling out Jeffries dismisses optics: We wanted testimony from Mueller, not Robert De Niro MORE (D-N.Y.) also said he preferred hamburgers, calling it "an all American food." 

Other lawmakers, including Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerOn The Money: House passes sweeping budget, debt limit deal | Dem court filing defends powers to get Trump's NY tax returns | Debt collectors to pay M to settle consumer bureau charges House passes sweeping budget, debt limit deal Romney to vote against budget deal: Agreement 'perpetuates fiscal recklessness' MORE (R-N.C.) said they preferred hotdogs. 

"It's gotta be a hot dog," Walker said. "In North Carolina they put slaw on it, so if you don't like slaw, you gotta remember to take it off." 

Some lawmakers, including Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) opted for healthier choices, such as a salad. 

"This Fourth of July, it's going to be a salad. I'm going to be healthy for once so I can come back here and fight the good fight," Blumenauer said. 


— Julia Manchester