Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Hypocrisy Uncovered

  • 2019-02-21
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Hypocrisy Uncovered
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks a big game when it comes to government corruption and accountability but it turns out she accepts lots of money from the "special interests" she rallies against.

According to The Washington Examiner:

In what has become the most viewed Twitter video of any politician, Ocasio-Cortez recently played a “Corruption Game” during a House Oversight Committee hearing to call for “campaign finance reform.” In her words: “We have a system that is fundamentally broken. We have these influences existing in this body, which means that these influences are here, in this committee, shaping the questions that are being asked of you all right now.”

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She’s a hypocrite. The same “broken system” has worked remarkably well in her favor and makes her re-election likelier with each passing day. This is the same Ocasio-Cortez who has received more than $60,000 from lawyers and lobbyists, and an additional $23,450 from the healthcare industry. Throw in over $90,000 from finance, insurance, and real estate “interests,” and we have the makings of a savvy fundraiser.

Even as she scapegoats “the fossil fuel industry” and “big pharma” for lobbying Congress, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t appear bothered enough to turn down more than $46,000 in contributions from union officials, who support laws that benefit pro-Democrat labor unions. I guess those are the right kinds of “special interests”?

When you hear her discuss rich people buying Congress, you're not likely to hear her bring up George Soros, Tom Steyer, or Michael Bloomberg, who flood our political system with hundreds of millions of dollars. Apparently, those interests, because they align with hers, are the right kind of “special.”

The left only wants to fix the broken system for themselves it seems in order to benefit. This seems to be the true definition of hypocrisy. 

 Source: TTN

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