Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slapped with a third ethics complaint in the past week.
The first complaint involves allegations that she illegally funneled money to her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who is apparently working for her campaign.
The second complaint alleges Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, may have intentionally concealed information about their control over a far-left Super PAC.
Now, a third ethics complaint accuses Ocasio-Cortez of using government resources for campaign purposes.
It appears that Ocasio-Cortez’s U.S. House of Representatives Instagram account is linked to her official campaign account, which features a video of her on the House floor and a place for supporters to donate money to her re-election fund.
As detailed by The Daily Caller, that is not permitted:
A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes.
Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct links to her House Instagram account and includes a link for political contributions, alongside posts of official video footage on the House floor, according to a complaint Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) plans to file Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The group claims these actions violate House ethics rules.
“In a way, it’s a straight forward complaint,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Broadly speaking, the rules clearly define that politics and government works cannot overlap. There are reasons for that: mostly because we don’t want our taxpayer dollars going toward campaigns.” FACT is a nonprofit group whose past president was Matthew Whitaker, an attorney who served as President Donald Trump’s acting attorney general in 2018 and 2019.
House ethics rules forbid lawmakers from using resources like House video for political purposes, the complaint notes. House ethics rules prohibit a member from posting a link to her official social media site on a campaign social media site. She solicited donations on the page that used official House video footage, according to FACT. This is not the first ethical complaint Ocasio-Cortez has had this week.
In one week, the face of the Democratic Party was hit with three ethics complaints, and that’s not all.
On Monday, it was also reported that Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.
Just consider that for a second.
Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff “could be facing jail time” if their control over a far-left PAC was intentionally hidden.
It was revealed that Chakrabarti, while working with Ocasio-Cortez, allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.
And now, Ocasio-Cortez has been slapped with three ethics complaints over allegations that she violated congressional rules, some of which may have been illegal.
That’s the exact definition of the corruption in Washington that many Americans want drained from the swamp.