Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign finance hypocrisy
From tax policy to Amazon's job creation, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is building a reputation for being wrong about nearly everything. Now we can add campaign finance law to the list.
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.”
The crux of Ocasio-Cortez’ position, explained on her campaign website, is that “the wealthiest people in this country [have] the opportunity to purchase the U.S. Government,” which “discourages those who are less privileged from even considering a run.”
Is there karma for Kamala?
Ocasio-Cortez crusades against “special interests,” but every interest is “special” to those who care about it. That’s as true for the pro-abortion groups publicly endorsing Ocasio-Cortez as it is for the labor unions funding her campaign committee. They just happen to be “special interests” she likes, unlike (for example) the 25,000 New Yorkers who won’t be getting jobs at Amazon thanks in part to her work.
Read the whole Op-ed at the Washington Examiner.