WASHINGTON, D.C.-New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in hot water after it was discovered her boyfriend, Riley Roberts was provided with a House of Representatives staff email address. Roberts, a Democrat political operative just happens to be the boyfriend of the congresswoman. Originally it was suspected that Cortez, 29, put her boyfriend on her staff payroll, but she quickly went to Twitter to try to straighten things out.
“Actually this cal designation is a permission so he can have access to my Google Cal. Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time,” she tweeted. He’s like…my boyfriend, you know!
David O’Boyle, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer told Fox News, “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.”
Roberts and Cortez are not married.
In a Fox New story, Jason Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Ocasio-Cortez’ claims don’t stack up.
“It’s totally naïve and inappropriate – you wouldn’t allow it in most companies, let alone the House of Representatives. There should be real consequences,” Chaffetz told Fox News.
“When I was in the House, my scheduler would forward my wife my schedule once a week. But you’re not allowed unfettered access. And he isn’t even her spouse,” he added. “… It should be referred to the ethics committee for further investigation.”
Boyfriend-email-gate is the latest snafu for the young socialist in a week that could put her in the political loser’s bracket. She was also slammed in a bi-partisan way today for her celebration of the loss of 25,000 in New York City after Amazon bailed out on a deal to build their new HQ2 in Long Island City. That comes after she boasted earlier in the week that cow farts and airplane travel should be phased out of existence within 10 years.
Many of her fellow Democrats broke ranks with her this week after she had been the party’s poster child for the first 30 days of her term.
“It used to be that we would protest wars. Now we are protesting jobs? People are complaining about jobs coming to your [city] … If this had gone through, it would have made overnight New York City the high-tech capital of the east coast, the most important job center for tech jobs,” said New York Democrat Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
Even Trump hating entertainer Cher called out Cortez.
“Are 25 Thousand New Jobs (Plus Thousands of Ancillary Jobs) Not a Good Idea For The Ppl Of NY,” Cher said.
MSNBC also joined in on the Cortez hit parade.
“She needs to follow some of the more successful more mature members. I would suggest Nancy Pelosi would be a great example,” said MSNBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski. “But you don’t know what you don’t know and you’re going to step in it if you’re not careful. And they have a few times. I watch AOC with a lot of hope, but I’m also cringing because I’d love to give her some advice.”
In response to her irresponsible actions against Amazon, Ocasio-Cortez later broke her protest against 25,000 new jobs in her city, bearing six figure salaries in pizza talk.
“I’d like to order 25 pizzas. I made up this $300-off coupon + demand you take it, and if you want to talk about it at all I’ll leave.” she rambled on Twitter. “Queens: Where did this coupon come from? $300 is too much. Who gave this to you? This is weird.Them: I TOLD YOU $300 OFF 25 PIZZAS.”
For now, pizzerias in Long Island City will continue selling the same amount of pizza they have always sold, because 25,000 hungry workers will be eating in some other state each weekday.
The win is big for Cortez. The last thing she needs is job opportunities in her city because her entire socialist agenda would become irrelevant once her constituents were given high paying jobs at Amazon.