Georgia Congressman Overheard Complaining About $172,000 Salary Being Too Low

Phil Gingrey's also running for senate


In remarks potentially reinforcing signs of a divide between members of Congress and the average American, Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., was reportedly overheard lamenting his six-figure congressional salary.

According to the National Review Online, Gingrey's remarks came as a group of congressional Republicans met in the Capitol basement regarding lawmakers and their staff receiving special treatment under the healthcare reform law.