Oof: Ocasio-Cortez “Lightning Round” On Campaign-Finance Issues Gets Grounded Quickly

Hot Air | 2/8/2019 | Staff
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Sometimes people just think themselves cleverer than they are. Twitchy highlights this leftover from yesterday involving the most prominent House Democrat grandstander in a House Oversight Committee hearing. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played a “corruption game” with a panel of ethics experts that ignores basic civics and, as one witness later noted, the actual facts of campaign finance.

But AOC’s supporters were certainly stoked about the first “lightning round” of game:

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“Let’s play a lightning round game,” Ocasio-Cortez began. “I’m gonna be the bad guy and I want to get away with as much bad things as possible, ideally to enrich myself and advance my interests, even if that means putting my interests ahead of the American people.”

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“So,” the 29-year-old asked the panel, “if I want to run a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate political action committees [PACs], is there anything that legally prevents me from doing that?”

“No,” one expert, Karen Hobert Flynn, the president of the government accountability watchdog group Common Cause, said decisively.

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“So, let’s say I have some skeletons in my closet and I need to cover it up so that I can get elected,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. The New York representative did not hide the fact that she had some very specific “skeletons” in mind, immediately turning to an article written by one of the panelists on hush money payments made shortly before the 2016 election to women who alleged they had sexual affairs with President Donald Trump.

Note well that the clip does not include the response from the author of that article, Brad Smith, a former FEC commissioner. The very next questioner from the Oversight panel offered Smith a chance to rebut Ocasio-Cortez — and he ended up demolishing her:

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The rest of Ocasio-Cortez’...
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