Ocasio-Cortez Makes False Claim About Ethics Complaints Against Her
AOC falsely claims pro-Jeb Bush super PAC behind ethics complaints against her, doubles down with another false claim.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried this week to delegitimize ethics complaints lodged against her by falsely linking watchdog groups to a totally separate Republican super PAC that received a record fine from the FEC over foreign money.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to convince her cult-like followers.
Both tweets are inaccurate.
A) @ltthompso used to work for Right to Rise; there’s no indication he was involved in PAC’s wrongdoing
B) Right to Rise didn’t file any FEC complaints against @AOC
C) Luke doesn’t work for any of the ethics groups filing her complaints against her pic.twitter.com/QgYG9KKbmy
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 12, 2019
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez botched the facts Monday night in a series of tweets attempting to discredit ethics complaints that watchdog groups that have filed against her.
Ocasio-Cortez has already racked up three ethics complaints since taking office in January: two for allegedly misusing congressional resources, and one alleging her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, set up a million-dollar private slush fund.
Ocasio-Cortez has also faced legal scrutiny over her and Chakrabarti’s control of an outside super PAC, Justice Democrats that was a driving force behind her congressional campaign — an arrangement former FEC commissioners say may have violated federal election laws.
The freshman congresswoman on Monday falsely claimed that Right to Rise, a Republican super PAC hit with an FEC fine on Monday, was behind the ethics complaints.
“Whoah: the creepy org filing bogus ethics complaints against me just *actually* got hit with one of the biggest fines in FEC history,” Ocasio-Cortez falsely asserted. More