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AOC Throws Former Chief Of Staff Chakrabarti Under Bus For ‘Divisive’ Rhetoric

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) slammed her ex-chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti on Wednesday over his ‘divisive’ comments comparing moderate Democrats to southern slave-owning Democrats.

In a now-deleted June 27 tweet, Chakrabarti accused centrist dems of being “hell-bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.”

I think it was divisive,” AOC told the New York Daily News. “I believe in criticizing stances, but I don’t believe in specifically targeting members.”

Ocasio-Cortez swears Chakrabarti’s recent resignation has nothing to do with his ‘divisive’ tweet, which she said there was an “internal conversation” about.

“We’ve corrected it,” she said. “He immediately took the tweet down.”

AOC’s former CoS also came udner fire in July for wearing a T-shirt featuring Nazi collaborator Subhas Chandra Bose.

Chakrabarti resigned abruptly last week to join progressive climate change group New Concensus, which promotes AOC’s Green New Deal.

He’s also under federal investigation in connection with two political action committees he founded, according to the New York Post.

The two PACs being probed, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, were both set up by Chakrabarti to support progressive candidates across the country.

But they funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled, according to Federal Election Commission filings and a complaint filed in March with the regulatory agency.

In 2016 and 2017, the PACs raised about $3.3 million, mostly from small donors. A third of the cash was transferred to two private companies whose names are similar to one of the PACs — Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC — federal campaign filings show. –New York Post

According to a complaint filed by watchdog group, the National Legal and Policy Center, Chakrabarti’s LLCs appear to have been specifically designed to circumvent federal reporting requirements. 

As noted by the Washington Examiner in March:

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group. –Washington Examiner

AOC has called the FEC complaint a “political hit job,” adding “All of these things were filed by these fringe, Republican groups. It’s a tactic they use and it’s very common.”

“It’s a form of legal trolling.”

via zerohedge

15 COMMENTS

  1. Slaves, racists yada, yada , yada . All that this woman and many like her know is that they are victims and everyone else of color has been a victim at the hands of the big bad white man and the cowardly white democrats and some Republicans can’t wait to line up to follow this snake oil salesperson and agree that they as white people are ashamed to be white . Black , white or any other color should be proud of their skin color but Martin Luther king wanted equality not black supremacy and hating white people will not make up for slavery or achieve equality unless their goal is the elimination of the white race . We are all the same people and we all have the same joys, worries and fears but if any person of color has an agenda that spits out hate for whites they are just plain and simple racists .

    • Well said……And I have been having the SAME thought about “black”/colored SUPREMACY, which is even WORSE than so-called white supremacy because ALL they ever do is take AWAY jobs, NO money in people pockets, hardly any FOOD on the table…The 4 women of COLOR, especially AOC, is pointing it out EVERY day – all day that they ONLY want to bring DOWN America’s economy with her idea of a “NOT so NEW green deal”, as the LOSS of JOBS, NO MONEY and NO FOOD on the table will be GRAVE for EVERYONE, NO matter the skin color…..!!!!

    • Somebody better inform Ocasio Cortez, the supreme anti Semitic ignorant idiot of the new Congress that southern Democrats in both houses of Congress fought civil rights until JFK’s death in 1963. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 but Democratic Southerners fought it and failed to derail it!! And remind AOC that the President who fought the South and freed the slaves, Abe Lincoln was a Republican!!

      • Great job, so right, sorry for language, she is a piece of horse dung, she knows the facts she is so arrogant, and has her own agenda to ruin America, facts mean absolutely nothing to her she is a self-centered socialist that’s full of crap whose brain is warped, like all of them on the left!!

    • What’s to love? She is a batcrap crazy liberal socialist with nothing but power on her mind. And she’ll do whatever she can to remain in the news.

  2. AOC needs to retire before she becomes vested in a Congressional retirement. Takes 5 years in service ice for them to become vested and then based upon her contributions to her FERS(Federal Employees Retirement System) account and years of service(?) she will get a small size pension. so she needs to leave now!

  3. Throwing him under the bus, has nothing to do with the tweet, but all to do with the PAC’s that he set up to avoid federal regulations. The question is, how much of that million went to AOC. That is what she is afraid of. So it is who can be the first to throw the other one under the bus — seems AOC is ahead at this point.

    • Yes, and how much went into HIS pockets???
      The only reason he ‘resigned’ is because of his criminal activity, and he’s too busy trying to save his ass. AOC is also under investigation for participation with him, but you wouldn’t know it by way of the liberal media. All 4 of the horsewomen of the apocalypse are criminals. Each one of them have been found to have done something that is criminal or VERY unsavory.
      Thankfully, each one already have rivals vying for their seats in Congress. The petulance they have all participated in over the last several months has gotten them such bad reviews, and their constituency have turned away.
      2020 election cycle should be VERY interesting!

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