If brains were dynamite, this woman couldn’t blow her nose.
FoxNews.com reports that
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing ethics questions after revelations the freshman lawmaker’s office gave her boyfriend a congressional email account.
The democratic socialist waded into the issue in response to a tweet alleging boyfriend Riley Roberts had been put on staff. The tweet included a screenshot of an official House email address. Ocasio-Cortez insisted that he was only given the email account so he could access her calendar.
“Actually this calendar designation is a permission so he can have access to my Google Calendar. Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, after political consultant Luke Thompson tweeted the picture showing Roberts having an official account like other staffers on the Hill. “Next time check your facts before you tweet nonsense.”
Asked about the arrangement, David O’Boyle, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, told Fox News: “From time to time, at the request of members, spouses and partners are provided House email accounts for the purposes of viewing the member’s calendar.”
But Jason Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Ocasio-Cortez’ claims don’t stack up.
“It’s totally naïve and inappropriate – you wouldn’t allow it in most companies, let alone the House of Representatives. There should be real consequences,” Chaffetz told Fox News.
“When I was in the House, my scheduler would forward my wife my schedule once a week. But you’re not allowed unfettered access. And he isn’t even her spouse,” he added. “… It should be referred to the ethics committee for further investigation.”
Meanwhile, Thompson’s tweet touched off a Twitter battle with the congresswoman’s staff.
Saikat Chakrabarti, the congresswoman’s chief of staff, insisted that the boyfriend isn’t on the payroll and that he’s not doing any work related to the government.
“He’s not paid. We have no volunteers in the office. He’s not doing any government work. He can see her calendar just like spouses/partners/family members in other congressional office,” he wrote, adding in another tweet, “Spouses and partners normally get http://mail.house.gov e-mail addresses for the purpose of getting calendar access.”
House IT rules generally prohibit the use of “the House’s electronic mail systems and resources” by unauthorized members, and only “U.S. House of Representative Members, Officers, Employees, Fellows, Interns and Contractors” with appropriate permission can use the system. Still, O’Boyle cited the practice of sometimes allowing spouses access.
Chaffetz said that Roberts having email access could also create other security issues and the matter should be referred to the Capitol Police for further investigation.
“Being given a password to get into the House computer system has other potentially problematic issues,” he said.
All of the cotton-pickin’ Democrats in Congress are more crooked than a dog’s hind leg, aren’t they?
They obviously feel that the rules do not apply to them.
And, why should they?
From LBJ to Bubba Clinton to Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm), they have quite literally gotten away with murder…
or, at least a stained blue dress.
And now, here comes this new generation of baboons, (if you did not know, a group of baboons is called a CONGRESS. Fitting, eh?) extolling the virtues of Marxism, all wrapped up in a camouflage tarp courtesy of their new name “Democratic Socialists”.
Mulch or manure, it all smells the sane.
AOC, as this “cool new chick” is called is some piece of work.
Concerned citizens on Facebook and Twitter warn us not to underestimate her.
Personally, I wonder how she remembers to breathe.
Fresh off her “victory” in the matter of Amazon pulling out of building a new headquarters in New York, she is once again in the public eye. And, once again, she is coming across as a petulant, clueless, entitled Communist brat.
She reminds me of the time on South Park when Eric Cartman dressed up like a bratty teenage girl in order to make some money by appearing on the Jerry Springer Show. The theme of the show was teenage girls who talk back to their Moms. Cartman’s catch phrase was
I do what I want!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is riding atop the cusp of her newfound fame like Rosie O’Donnell at an all-you-can-eat buffet line.
It is way past time for San Fran Nan and the rest of the leadership of the Democratic Party to stand up to this brat.
Giving congressional e-mail access to her boyfriend is way out of line. He is not a public servant.
He may be AOC’s servant, but, quite frankly, I really do not want to know, nor do I need that image.
Come to think of it, though, the old Soviet Politboro did whatever they wanted to do, also.
Perhaps it is just a natural part of being a Marxist Politician.
I mean, before the Democratic Socialists the Democrats were as pure as the driven snow…after a bobsled race.
Why…next thing you’ll tell me is that Hillary Clinton’s assistant and BFF Huma Abedin, you know, the one with family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, had access to her congressional e-mails.
Until He Comes,