Crook politics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holds deceptively marketed political fundraiser.
Anybody starting to see a gamy pattern in how socialist ‘it girl’ does politics? Her latest thing was to hold a family ‘fun run’ to support what was called her Green New Deal, and nearly 400 people signed on. In reality, the fine print showed it was a garden-variety political fundraiser for her own campaign coffers rather than any green activity. Or, well, as the New York Post noted, other than dollar bills for herself. It follows reports that she’s under investigation for misuse of campaign funds and has failed to pay her federal income taxes.
Here’s the Post report:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.
The Post went on to ask runner after runner who participated in the event if they knew that what they were doing was a fundraiser for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign coffers. Based on the comments they printed, none of them did.