Conservatives melt down about Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend





New york (tca/dpa) - Another day, another conservative freakout about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After catching heat for the clothes she wore and for dancing while enrolled at Boston University, the New York Democrat is now being accused of nepotism after a conservative media member discovered a mail.house.gov email address belonging to Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend, Riley Roberts.



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
 
"While you were having a nice Valentine's Day, @AOC decided to put her boyfriend on staff - drawing a salary on the taxpayer's dime. Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly," Luke Thompson tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responded on Twitter explaining that it was common practice in Congress for partners to be given a .gov email in order to access their partner's official schedule.
"From time to time, at the request of members, spouses and partners are provided House email accounts for the purposes of viewing the member's calendar," a spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer explained further to The Washington Post.
Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, told The Post that, "Roberts, has no official position, paid or otherwise" and that members of Congress often give family members and others access to their official schedules so as to better plan their personal lives.
Since winning her primary against then-Representative Joe Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez has come under attack by conservative media for working as a bartender in the past, growing up in Westchester County even as she touts her Bronx roots, accused of attending Brown University (she went to Boston University), and of having revenge porn leaked (the photos were doctored).

Sunday, February 17th 2019
By David Matthews, New York Daily News
           


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