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 HimesHouse Democrat 'fixed' Trump's infographic about Mueller's investigation House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Dem lawmaker: There isn't a crime Trump could commit that would cause GOP to turn on him MORE (D-Conn.) told Hill.TV's Molly Hooper.

Himes' Democratic colleague Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesThe Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Overnight Defense: Trump officials say efforts to deter Iran are working | Trump taps new Air Force secretary | House panel passes defense bill that limits border wall funds House Democrats press leaders to start Trump impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.) also said he preferred hamburgers, calling it "an all American food." 

Other lawmakers, including Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan NCAA to consider allowing student athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness Members spar over sexual harassment training deadline 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