March 8, 2019
Some buzzkills are after Alexandria for no reason other than her doing globo-socialist stuff.
A conservative group that filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign may have illegally funneled thousands of dollars through an allied PAC to boyfriend Riley Roberts on Thursday lodged a fresh complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics.
The new filing also concerns the famous congresswoman’s boyfriend, but focuses on his use of a congressional email account.
The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a political nonprofit, alleges in the complaint that the New York Democratic lawmaker used her newly found congressional privileges in an unethical manner when she set up the House email address for Roberts.
“This Complaint alleges Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez improperly converted U.S. House resources to her non-official, personal use by obtaining an official ‘@mail.house.gov’ e-mail address for her boyfriend, despite the fact he was not employed by her congressional office,” reads a line from the complaint obtained by Fox News.
“Moreover, it appears she obtained the e-mail address for him by falsely designating him a ‘staff’ member.”
Officials for Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but the congresswoman made public statements last month when news of Roberts’ email account surfaced saying the account was given so he could have access to her calendar.
“Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time. Next time check your facts before you tweet nonsense,” she tweeted.
Yeah but he’s not your spouse, Alexandria; he’s your boyfriend. Words don’t mean whatever you want them to mean.
But Jason Chaffetz, former GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Ocasio-Cortez’ claims don’t stack up.
“It’s totally naïve and inappropriate – you wouldn’t allow it in most companies, let alone the House of Representatives. There should be real consequences,” Chaffetz told Fox News.
It was first reported last month that the allied Brand New Congress PAC paid Roberts during the early days of the Ocasio-Cortez campaign. According to FEC records, the PAC made two payments to Roberts – one in August 2017 and one in September 2017 – both for $3,000.
A week later, the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed its first complaint with the Federal Election Commission, requesting that the agency look into the payments for potential violations on relevant campaign finance laws that state that campaign contributions “shall not be converted by any person to personal use” and that “an authorized committee must report the name and address of each person who has received any disbursement not disclosed.”
The FEC complaint specifically cites the use of “intermediaries” to make the payments, “the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided,” the relatively small amount of money raised by the campaign at that stage and “the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley” in asserting the transactions might violate campaign finance law.
“It’s not illegal for [Ocasio-Cortez] to pay her boyfriend, but it appears that they created some sort of scheme to avoid claiming the money [as a campaign expense],” Backer told Fox News at the time. “What exactly did he do for that money?”
Excuse me? “What did he do for that money?”
This is socialism dummy! People don’t need to do anything to get money. We provide economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.
Isn’t that what socialism is really about? Free money and free stuff for people?
This is what happens when you remove “national” from “socialism.” This is how these socialist types behave.
When they don’t have a nation they want to protect and serve, their goal is not to honor their people, but to honor ideas, and they can’t harm ideas by using public money for their own benefit. Some may call their behavior hypocritical, but they don’t see it that way.
They think they’re just postponing the ideas.
This is what Alexandria said when she defended herself after people accused her of being a hypocrite for pushing the Green New Deal zero emissions thing while spending $29,365.70 on car services when she could have just taken the subway.
She could “be the change she wants to see in the world” and take the subway but she prefers to “work towards a better future” (which means she’ll just postpone the socialist ideas she says she wants to honor) while doing the opposite of what she says people should do and by behaving contrary to how she wants people to behave.
This isn’t an exclusively American phenomenon, it’s a socialism thing.
They live like kings and queens while the people under their rule are barely able to survive. Look at Cuba. Look at Venezuela.
This is why we have to put our people first, and this is why Hitler put his people first.
The goal is not to serve ideas, but to serve your people. If the ideas get in the way of your people’s survival or well-being, the ideas should be changed.
The nation is the point of origin.
Ideas are just tools to achieve our goals, not goals in and of themselves.