Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Stalin (D-NY) is in trouble again.
This time, instead of facing intense scrutiny over illegal campaign contributions to her boyfriend, the 29 year-old Socialist is accused of violating House ethics rules involving her use of social media.
A formal complaint will be filed later today concerning her illegal use of taxpayer money for political purposes.
From Biz Pac Review:
A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes.
Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct links to her House Instagram account and includes a link for political contributions, alongside posts of official video footage on the House floor, according to a complaint Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) plans to file Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The group claims these actions violate House ethics rules.
“In a way, it’s a straight forward complaint,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Broadly speaking, the rules clearly define that politics and government works cannot overlap. There are reasons for that: mostly because we don’t want our taxpayer dollars going toward campaigns.” FACT is a nonprofit group whose past president was Matthew Whitaker, an attorney who served as President Donald Trump’s acting attorney general in 2018 and 2019.
“One is influencing the other,” Arnold said, referring to what she believes is the New York Democrat’s penchant for using Twitter as a form of cross promotion. “Once we elect … you cannot use whatever the government provides you for political purposes. Part of the issue is one violation stacked on another.”
House ethics rules forbid lawmakers from using resources like House video for political purposes, the complaint notes. House ethics rules prohibit a member from posting a link to her official social media site on a campaign social media site. She solicited donations on the page that used official House video footage, according to FACT. This is not the first ethical complaint Ocasio-Cortez has had this week. …
AOC’s social media use is disturbing.
Many of her rabid millennial fans love how savvy she is with social media, but breaking House rules is a big no-no.
Not that Socialists have ever cared much for the law and ethics rules.
Just this week, AOC used her Twitter account to retweet messages from a terrorist sympathizer.
This is disappointing to see.
Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.
Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy. https://t.co/YoOIPDSpbU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
She might want to consider giving up social media for Lent. Or for good, if she hopes to retain her seat in Congress for much longer.
What should happen to her?
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