Far left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide could be in serious trouble. A former FEC commissioner has taken notice of some of the financial irregularities of her campaign and says an investigation is justified.
The Daily Caller reports:
THERE’S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO JUSTIFY A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO OCASIO-CORTEZ, FORMER FEC COMMISSIONER SAYS
A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide Saikat Chakrabarti.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti have, since December 2017, held legal authority over Justice Democrats, the outside PAC credited with orchestrating her upset primary victory over incumbent Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported last week.
The conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) also filed an FEC complaint last week, first reported by the Washington Examiner, alleging that Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, another PAC controlled by Chakrabarti, funneled $1 million into two private companies under his control during the 2018 midterms.
“As a former FEC commissioner who has studied the complaint against Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, I have concluded that there is unquestionably more than enough evidence to justify the FEC opening a civil investigation,” Hans von Spakovsky, now a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow, wrote in a Fox News op-ed Sunday.
“There seems to be enough evidence here to justify opening a criminal investigation,” he added.
AOC is of course, trying to deflect by focusing on Trump.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS SHE DOESN’T THINK IMPEACHING DONALD TRUMP WILL EVER BE ‘100 PERCENT OFF THE TABLE’
ours after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed her stance on not impeaching President Donald Trump freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to say she respected the Speaker’s position, but didn’t think removing Trump from office would ever be completely “off the table.”
“She’s always demonstrated leadership that takes all kind of factors into account. Legally I don’t think it’s something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that’s how she feels right now I respect that,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Monday, The Hill reports.
Ocasio-Cortez added that she didn’t feel Pelosi’s comments were given as a way to put an end to conversations about impeachment proceedings. “You know, this is how the Speaker feels, but the whole point of our democracy is that if we disagree we have a responsibility to air out our arguments as to why and take it into consideration.”
In speaking to The Washington Post, Pelosi said that Trump was “just not worth it” in regards to Congress removing him from office.
Won’t it be funny if Ocasio-Cortez is the one who ends up getting impeached?