Normally Feisty AOC Goes Silent On Campaign Scandal Accusations HOURS AFTER PROMOTING HER OWN BRAVERY FOR CONFRONTING “FAKE” ATTACKS
The normally combative Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is usually playing offense on Twitter, mixing it up with people who try to attack her. She’s not familiar with shyness or timidity.
That’s why it’s striking how quiet she’s been since charges surfaced that her “Chief of Staff Ran Slush Fund – Funneled Over $1 Million in Campaign Donations to His Own Companies”
Yikes! That’s a hell of a charge. AOC should be all over this, right?
Since the story broke at around 3:30pm here is what AOC has had time to urgently tweet about, other than the 800lb scandal in the room.
She’s defended institutionalized anti-Semitism in the US Congress:
I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.
Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that? https://t.co/2tcelsxFCU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
A shout out to displays of love:
A tweet about how many people are as hysterical as AOC:
We polled the idea (that @AOC voiced last week) that some young people don't want to have kids because of the threat of climate change.
Turns out 38% of 18-29 year-olds are factoring the Earth's hot future into their decision about whether to have kids.https://t.co/AsQzonkzg4
— Eliza Relman (@eliza_relman) March 4, 2019
Laughably, the tweet she put up just before news of the scandal broke was a clip of herself talking about why she so bravely confronts accusations on Twitter:
Why does @AOC respond to personal attacks on social media? She tells @errollouis that she wanted to "break this fourth wall a little bit" after seeing conspiracy theories that were ignored by politicians start to grow legs. #NY1Politics https://t.co/LpkXwpZ59o pic.twitter.com/q34ynnKXVO
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) March 4, 2019
Yikes. That didn’t age well.
It’s a good thing AOC supports financial investigations because it looks like her Chief of Staff is going to need a lawyer.
.@AOC: "While [President Trump's] talking collusion, collusion, collusion, I think, in Oversight, we should be talking about taxes, taxes, taxes, and his bank account, his bank account, his bank account. His financial statements, statements, statements." pic.twitter.com/dzyr9qhZJN
— The Hill (@thehill) March 4, 2019