Published: Thu, March 07, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Conservatives Target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York Billboards

Conservatives Target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York Billboards

Hume was surprised that Ocasio-Cortez's "novelty" hadn't worn off already and warned that she will "lead that party off a cliff".

Attorney Gayle Trotter discusses how a conservative group filed a FEC compliant against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti for potentially violating a campaign finance law.

Commenting on a tweet about Rep. Steve Scalise suggesting that Omar should not be getting intelligence briefings, Ocasio-Cortez inquired why, "if we're so concerned about implied tropes", no concern was seemingly exhibited over 26 Democrats voting "for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more unsafe than United States born citizens".

He provided a 2017 contract between the Justice Democrats PAC and the Brand New Congress LLC, that showed the PAC paying the LLC a monthly retainer fee of $60,000.

Justice Democrats responded to questions about the arrangement in a May 2018 post titled: "When I look at the FEC report for Justice Democrats in 2017, why are there so many expenditures to 'Brand New Congress"?

PACs are required to report names and addresses of all people who paid more than $200 to "meet a candidate or committee operating expense" as well as the goal of the payments.

'None of that makes any sense, ' former FEC lawyer Adav Noti of the Campaign Legal Center told the publication.

He noted that serious Democratic presidential candidates like Sens.

A typical PAC has to disclose how the funds are used, including all campaign events, advertising, and donations to candidates.

Director of the National Legal and Policy Center's Government Integrity Project Tom Anderson told the Washinton Examiner, "It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency".

Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has complained about facing sexism from critics and opponents since winning her district. He's now Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff.

The NLPC claims it was an attempt to avoid reporting campaign expenditures. "So the power is in the person who's trying, regardless of the success".

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