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Ocasio-Cortez Caught Adding Her Boyfriend To Her Staff After Denying It

Conservatives were outraged on Friday when they found that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend has an official government email address.

Political consultant Luke Thompson was the first to discover the email and shared it on Twitter.

“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,” he said.

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. pic.twitter.com/bvncwzxY53

— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) February 15, 2019

“Actually this cal designation is a permission so he can have access to my Google Cal. Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time.

“Next time check your facts before you tweet nonsense,” she said.

As The Daily Mail reported, her staff argued that this was common practice.

Her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti also argued the move was normal for a spouse or partner.

He wrote: ‘He’s not paid. We have no volunteers in the office. He’s not doing any government work. He can see her calendar just like spouses/partners/family members in other congressional office.

‘Spouses and partners normally get http://mail.house.gov e-mail addresses for the purpose of getting calendar access.’

And spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, David O’Boyle, 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.’

As news of her boyfriend’s email was shared online Jason Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox: ‘It’s totally naive and inappropriate – you wouldn’t allow it in most companies, let alone the House of Representatives. There should be real consequences.

‘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. It should be referred to the ethics committee for further investigation.’

But if he is not on her staff why is he listed as being on her staff?

.@Aoc is having a tough week

She ran Amazon out of NYC killing 25,000 working class jobs for her constituents she pretends to fight for

She is accused (with strong evidence) of breaking ethics rules by hiring her boyfriend on staff

Green New Deal political joke of 2019

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 15, 2019

Hey @AOC – A friend of mine who works in the House just sent me this screenshot of your staff directory from the internal congressional database.

Contrary to your denial, it lists your boyfriend as being on your staff. Care to explain why you appear to be lying? pic.twitter.com/My8ixAJyXC

— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) February 15, 2019

Wow – @AOC denies her boyfriend is on her staff and yet this official document lists him on your staff

Starting to look like a major ethics violation and you lied to cover it up. https://t.co/7QyMfm4y4b

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 15, 2019

.@AOC, is your boyfriend on the Congressional payroll?

If so, why?

What are his qualifications?

Were other applicants considered for the job?https://t.co/DW86RFhi9V

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 15, 2019

Unbelievable.

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