The 5 most and least popular Capitol Hill politicians on Facebook

1. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: 7.4 million page likes The official government Facbeook profile for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the most popular page on Capitol Hill, likely boosted...

1. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: 7.4 million page likes

The official government Facbeook profile for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the most popular page on Capitol Hill, likely boosted by his 2016 presidential bid when he ran as a Democrat against Hillary Clinton.

His most popular post since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20 came a day after Trump was sworn in, when thousands of women took to the National Mall to protest the new commander in chief.

Sanders blew his competition out of the water with more than 1.3 million reactions on the Facebook post. It had almost 50,000 comments and 300,000 shares.

2. Paul Ryan: 4.7 million page likes

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., clocks in second with nearly 5 million Facebook likes. Ryan’s political profile was lifted when he unsuccessfully ran as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick in the 2012 election against former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

His most popular Facebook post since Inauguration Day is a photo congratulating Trump on becoming the next president.

3. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren: 3.4 million page likes

4. Elizabeth Warren: 3.1 million page likes

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is apparently so well-liked that both her profiles made the list. Warren’s official government profile tops her campaign page by a few hundred thousands likes.

Her most popular post since Trump’s inauguration on her official government page is a video of the senator reading a letter from Coretta Scott King during the debate on Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general.

The most popular post on her campaign page:

5. Rand Paul: 2.1 million page likes

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vied for the Republican presidential nomination against Trump and a dozen other candidates in the 2016 election.

Paul, who has been a member of the Senate since 2011, helped form the informal Senate Tea Party Caucus.

His Facebook post that garnered the most response called on Trump to get congressional authorization for military action after the president bombed Syria in response to the Assad regime’s chemical attacks on citizens.

 

Source: WashingtonExaminer.com 

Featured Image: AP Photo/File 

Inset Image: Getty Images 

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