During hearing AOC reveals flaws in campaign finance law in very creative manner.

By |2019-02-07T15:08:11-08:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments


Courtesy of New York Daily News:

The Bronx-born democratic socialist blasted U.S. campaign finance laws as “fundamentally broken” during a congressional hearing Wednesday, charging that the current state of political spending permits “bad guys” to “do all sorts of terrible things.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who has dominated headlines since she took office as the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress, took several indirect jabs at President Trump during the House Oversight Committee hearing on “ethics rules for the executive branch” and the role of money in politics.

“Let’s play a game,” the 29-year-old congresswoman opened, speaking before a panel of government watchdogs, including former White House ethics czar Walter Shaub. “Let’s say I’m a really, really bad guy, and let’s say I have some skeletons in my closet that I need to cover up so that I can get elected.”

In a thinly-veiled reference to Trump’s pre-2016 election payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, Ocasio-Cortez continued, “Green light for hush money, I can do all sorts of terrible things, it’s totally legal right now for me to pay people off and that is considered speech.”

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, has pleaded guilty and will serve prison time as a result of those hush payments, but Ocasio-Cortez consulted Shaub on why it is that the President appears insulated from repercussions.

“There are almost no laws at all that apply to the President,” Shaub responded matter-of-factly.

“So,” Ocasio-Cortez interjected, pointing to her fellow Oversight members and spectators in the room, “every person in this body is being held to a higher ethical standard than the President of the United States.”

You know there are people questioning whether Ocasio-Cortez is worth all the hype, but I have to say that this was a very impressive performance and if she consistently brings it like this her longevity in politics is assured. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anon February 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Now what will they do with it? I suspect they will sit on their hands, as usual, and collect their outrageous paychecks like they always do.

  2. Anonymous February 7, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I have a suspicion that trump sicced his dogs at national enquirer to try and blackmail jeff bezos with dic pics. I think it is all being done under the tutelage of putin because of its kompromat format. I sincerely hope soon that the vindictive thing in the white house soon leaves. I am tired if it all.

    • anon February 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

      oh isn’t it enough for you? I mean it’s been ok this long now? what changed? hahaha

  3. Good ?$ February 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/nexnjz/howard-schultz-is-blaming-aoc-and-elizabeth-warren-for-his-decision-to-run-as-independent?fbclid=IwAR1_A3XSmUDK4TnI3KFZowwYKC-QR1EdqpRudiZVz5jt_elPq6yyO0BOGxg

    “In a series of recent interviews, Schultz said that Democrats are embracing “un-American” policies that target billionaires, which he happens to be. At a Monday night event for his book launch, he specifically called out Ocasio-Cortez’s informal proposal to tax America’s hyper-rich”

    “What’s “ridiculous” is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else. The top 0.1%, who’d pay my #UltraMillionaireTax, own about the same wealth as 90% of America. It’s time for change.”

  4. anon February 7, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Hope she has stamina. Time will tell.

  5. Anonymous February 7, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    she is 29. She has stamina. Meanwhile that old orange blowhard is running out of steam.

  6. Anonymous February 8, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Thing of beauty.
    Sing it sister!

  7. Beaglemom February 8, 2019 at 4:46 am

    WOW! That entire exchange should have been the first story on every national news program last evening and she should be the most sought-after guest on every Sunday political talk show this week. Wanna bet that the story did not appear and that, as usual, on Republicans will appear on the talk shows?

    • Beaglemom February 8, 2019 at 6:07 am

      Should be “only” and not “on” in that rhetorical question above!

  8. Anon February 8, 2019 at 7:25 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/08/matt-whitakers-hearing-is-a-complete-disaster-for-trump.html

    “Matt Whitaker is doing his best to avoid getting charged with a crime”
    ” He is willing to depose Whitaker and call him back before the committee, even if he is a private citizen. This hearing is going terribly for Trump. it is confirming that Whitaker was put in place to spy on the Mueller investigation for Trump.”

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