Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may be new to Congress, but she has made her voice loud and clear about important issues affecting many across the country, and her latest climate change initiative, The Green New Deal, has the backing of several 2020 candidates for president of the United States.
On Thursday evening, Ocasio-Cortez was featured in an amazing video posted to Facebook showing her role playing during an ethics hearing on Wednesday, and she exposes the truth with dynamite.
She begins by telling the committee:
‘I’m gonna be the bad guy, which I’m sure half the room would agree with anyway. And I want to get away with as much bad things as possible. Ideally to enrich myself and advance my interest. Even if that means putting my interest above the American people.’
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She goes on to tell the committee members that she has legally listed them as her co-conspirators so they are going to help her legally get away with all of this.
Ocasio-Cortez then asks:
‘So, Mrs. Hobart-Flynn, I want to run. If I want to run a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate political action committees, is there anything that legally prevents me from doing that?’
‘Okay. So there’s nothing stopping me from being entirely funded by a corporate PAC, say from the fossil fuel industry, the health care industry, big pharma, entirely, 100% lobbyist PAC funded.’
She continues, saying:
‘Okay. So Let’s say I’m a really, really bad guy. And let’s say I have some skeletons in my closet that I need to cover up so that I can get elected.
‘Mr. Smith, is it true that you wrote this opinion piece for The Washington Post entitled “These Payments to Women Were Unseemly, That Doesn’t Mean They Were Illegal?”‘
Mr. Smith says he can’t see the headline of the piece but does assume she right.
So, Ocasio-Cortez says:
‘Okay, great. So green light for hush money. I can do all sorts of terrible things. It’s totally legal for me to pay people off. And that is considered speech. That money is considered speech.’
The freshman congresswoman goes on to paint a picture of how it is totally legal to do anything with that money no matter how unethical is may be. She says:
‘So, I use my special interest dark-funded money to pay off folks that I need to pay off to get elected. So now I’m elected, now I’m in.
‘I’ve got the power to draft, lobby, and shape the laws that govern the United States of America.
‘Fabulous. Now, is there any hard limit that I have perhaps, Mrs. Hobart-Flynn, is there any hard limit that I have in terms of what legislation I’m allowed to touch, are there any limits on the laws that I can write or influence, especially based on the special interests funds that I accepted to finance my campaign to get me elected in the first place?’
Mrs. Hobart-Flynn responds:
‘There is no limit.’
Ocasio-Cortez asks again just to be clear:
‘So there’s none?’
‘So I can be totally funded by oil and gas. I can be totally funded by big pharma, come in, and write big pharma laws and there’s no limits to that whatsoever?’
Ocasio Cortez brilliantly continues her role play with Mr. Mehrbani, saying:
‘Now Mr. Mehrbani, the last thing I want to do is get rich with as little work possible. That’s really what I’m trying to do as the bad guy right.
‘So, is there anything preventing me from holding stocks say, in an oil or gas company, and then writing laws to deregulate that industry, and cause or potentially cause the stock value to soar and acrue a lot of money in that time?’
Without hesitation, Mr. Mehrbani tells her she could do that. He assures her she could do that right now with the way our current laws or set up.
Finally, Ocasio-Cortez leaves the ethics committee with this question:
‘Or one of my last questions I guess I’d say is – Is it possible that any elements of this story apply to our current government and our current public servants right now?’
She receives several “Yes” responses.
Then, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez goes on to finally point out that as a member of Congress she is held to an even higher standard than the president of the United States due to some ethics regulations.
Ocasio-Cotez therefore, brilliantly proves her case that it is pretty easy to be a bad guy as the president of the United States.
Featured image is a screenshot from Facebook