Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got more bad news. Still reeling from an FEC complaint that could possibly bring criminal charges to her and a top aide, AOC just got hit with a new ethics complaint.
AOC has only been in the swamp for a few months and she is already off to a horrible and corrupt start.
AOC denies all these charges and accuses conservative groups of running hit jobs on her. We won’t know for sure until all the evidence is released but she needs to get over it as she is in the big leagues now. T paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, this is the United States Congress, not a daycare a center or a vacation.
From The Washington Times: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was hit Thursday with an ethics complaint for listing her live-in boyfriend as a staff member and getting him an official House email address.
The liberal superstar violated at least two provisions of the House Code of Official Conduct and possibly U.S. criminal law by making false statements about boyfriend Riley Roberts being a staff member, according to the complaint by the conservative Coolidge Reagan Foundation.
“AOC has gotten away with utter hypocrisy for far too long. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation will do whatever it takes to expose AOC’s transgressions and hold her accountable,” said Shaun McCutcheon, the chairman of the foundation. “We’re going to actively monitor AOC’s campaign finance reports and congressional actions to push back on her un-American, anti-speech agenda.”
The congresswoman’s office has said that Mr. Roberts is not a staff member and only receives the same benefits as other spouses, including a House email address.
The ethics complaint follows two complaints with the Federal Elections Commission over Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s alleged campaign finance shenanigans.
The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed an FEC complaint alleging campaign money was funneled to Mr. Roberts though a political action committee.
National Legal and Policy Center filed an FEC complaint alleging her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, illegally shuffled more than $1 million campaign donations between his political action committees and consulting firms, which were instrumental in electing Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.
Mr. Chakrabarit, a Silicon Valley tech millionaire, was the architect of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot election win before joining her on Capitol Hill.