Being misled by politicians is common in America. If you want to get disappointed, just put your faith in an individual you believe is above the politics and watch as they invariably get sucked into the swamp. Few are immune to it, and sometimes the ones whose avid fans like them because they’re supposed to be fighting for the people are ones doing the most misleading.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rapidly emerging as one of the most deceptive people in Washington DC, and that’s saying a lot.
At a recent “Fun Run” event that was supposed to be benefiting her “Green New Deal,” some of her biggest supporters forked over $30 for themselves and $20 for their children to have the honor of running for the environment. Except they weren’t. Their donations went straight into the Congresswoman’s campaign coffers.
As the New York Post discovered, many participants had no idea their “Green New Deal” donations were actually political contributions.
Looks like AOC conned them // Participants in AOC’s “fun run” didn’t know they were donating to her campaignhttps://t.co/EoKtvwvoMM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 28, 2019
Some have speculated that this is a campaign finance violation. It isn’t. Though the fine print was as fine as legally allowable, it was still there. However, as with all campaign contributions, these must be registered. Parents are not allowed to make contributions on behalf of their children. It’s very likely that by doing so, parents were actually breaking the law.
Nobody’s going to go after them for it because nobody will be held accountable for breaking the spirit of the law itself. Nevertheless, the way these people were conned into becoming campaign contributors reflects poorly on a politician who alleges that she believes in transparency.
In a short period of time, the freshman Congresswoman from the Bronx has already been caught in multiple deceptive schemes. It’s possible her voters won’t notice because the press loves her. I hope her constituents will demand better someday.
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