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Breaking: AOC Breaks Federal Law

A spokesman for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., admitted to the Washington Examiner that the congresswoman is defying congressional financial disclosure rules.

Communications Director Lauren Hitt said Ocasio-Cortez is in no rush to file her disclosure as required by federal law because she can wait another 20 days before risking a fine.

As of Wednesday morning, AOC had not reported her 2021 finances to the House Ethics Committee despite being required do so by Aug. 13.

“The Committee provides a 30-day grace period before fines are levied. The Congresswoman plans to file before the period expires,” Hitt told the Examiner on Tuesday.

Even if Ocasio-Cortez fails to file during the 30-day grace period, the penalty simply would be a $200 fine.

Nearly every member of the House had reported 2021 financial disclosures as of Wednesday morning. The disclosures are publicly available for review on the House Clerk’s website.

Ocasio-Cortez was one of 10 House members who had not filed 2021 financial disclosure.  Other notables include Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Peter Meijer, R-Mich.

AOC said in April that American democracy is undermined when lawmakers are perceived to have acted improperly with their personal finances.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that we eliminate, again, that perception of impropriety because it is these perceptions that can be exploited to undermine our most sacred institutions,” she said during an April press conference in which she called for a congressional stock trading ban.

This is not the first time AOC has exploited the 30-day grace period to delay publicly disclosing her finances. In 2020, she avoided a House Ethics Committee fine by filing her 2019 financial disclosure precisely 30 days late.

“Not only is she an admitted scofflaw, she’s a repeat offender,” Paul Kamenar, an attorney for the National Legal and Policy Center, told the Examiner. “One must wonder whether she also files her income tax returns past the deadlines.

“Just like AOC did in 2020 when she filed her 2019 disclosure report 30 days late after the 90-day extension, she’s at it again, blowing off the deadline for filing her 2021 filing that was due on August 13.”

Ocasio-Cortez disclosed last year that her net worth was between $3,000 and $45,000 as of the end of 2020. She reported owning no stocks, the Examiner said.

Original Article: AOC Admits to Defying Financial Disclosure Rules | Newsmax.com

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    • Who in their right mind voted for this former bartender turned congresswoman? And after she screwed many of the fools in her district out of many good paying jobs with Amazon gave her another term to screw them deeper into the ground? i sometimes wonder how there can be so many stupid clueless idiots and this removes any doubt and proves it. You just can’t make this SHIT up you just cant. As they say, the slow moving train wreck goes on and on. One good thing though, this brainless twit is in New York far away from me in California but on the other hand we have more dangerous liberal progressive POS’s(newsom the douchebag, good ole ‘fart’ faced diannew feinstein, ‘nasty ‘pigliosi’ and so many more liberal ‘progressives’ running the place into the ground i don’t have time to list but this is a start) doing their damndest to make Califronia the Venezuela of the west coast. If you’ve seen and smelled California, San francisco in particular ( where I was born, raised and live) you’d figure out this without any further thought. When oh when are the American people going to get samrt and get rid of these do nothing lead weights who have proven their ineptitude and incompetence to lead this country other than into the ground? With the mid terms coming up soon, we all can hope for the best and maybe by that time people will have had enough of the games, BULLSHIT, ineptitude and incompetence driving the quality of life here deeper and deeper into thre toilet, finally get off their collective asses and vote out these idiots taking America for a huge financial ride and playing the people for fools. Please God, educate the American people before it’s too late and this one time great country can’t be saved

  1. When are the voters in her district going to tire of her absolute lunacy and arrogance??? She is so busy selling her Socialist BS and taking photo ops with her posse I am sure she doesn’t have much time to do real work for her constituents. They need to fire her *ss one way or another.

  2. I’m sure at some point she has asked Trump what he has to hide about his tax returns that the dems so vehemently demanded even now. I’ll bet she struggled as a waitress as well not reporting tips and complining that the people she provided poor service for didn’t tip enough relative to their income. Just like now.

  3. If she had been a Republican she’d have already been tried and convicted. She’s an embarrassment to the country. I guess not to the Democrat Party though. The Democrats just keep on giving……

  4. She has no accounting background as she states her new worth is between $3,000.00 and $45,000.000, that a big difference and has not bought her multi-million dollar home(s) at this time. Any child in the 3 rd grade could figure new worth. She is of no value to our country.

  5. Yep, when they do are on a campaigning trip they always claim to end your financial maladies but the reality is that they only join the political arena to enrich themselves to end their financial misery. I hope that the IRS army of thugs look at her willing and dealing so as to be able to buy a new Tesla and have two condos in such a short time in the crooked Congress.

  6. I only hope the IRS army of thugs turn their eyes toward her to find out how on earth she owns a new Tesla and two Condos in such a short time in the crooked Congress.

  7. Why hasn’t someone started pushing to impeach her! She yells for our
    Supreme Court justices to be Impeached, and to destroy all conservatives
    that who dare call for her to be run out of Washington DC.

  8. If memory serves me, it seems like she called for Trump to put his tax returns on display. She seems to be taking her time, stalling to get her ducks in a row. Just like Hillary did when the FBI came to her to get Vince Foster’s whitewater papers! It took her over 2 years to turn over those papers. Hmmmmmmmm!

  9. AOC is only stating what most Americans already know. She has nothing to worry about because she has a (D) next to her name, which means she’s in the clear of being investigated or charged with any crime!

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