Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a major problem keeping her facts straight. After making a big hubbub about her boyfriend NOT being on staff journalists uncover that he was recently given email access?
Riley Roberts, AOC’s boyfriend, has an official government email address but Alexandria’s team loudly stated that Roberts is not being paid, nor is he a member of her staff.
According to The Daily Mail, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came under fire Friday after it emerged she has given her boyfriend Riley Roberts a congressional email account.
The congressional newcomer was forced to defend her actions on Twitter and insisted it’s only so he can look at her calendar.
Political consultant Luke Thompson tweeted a picture of his official House email address, which quickly went viral.
He tweeted: ‘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.’
AOC tried to defend the email by writing: “Actually this cal designation is a permission so he can have access to my Google Cal. Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time.” But last I checked a ‘boyfriend’ is not the same thing as a spouse.
So how does AOC’s reasoning hold up? Like her socialist plan… it FAILS:
Fox News reported that House IT rules generally prohibit the use of “the House’s electronic mail systems and resources” by unauthorized members, and only “U.S. House of Representative Members, Officers, Employees, Fellows, Interns and Contractors” with appropriate permission can use the system. Still, O’Boyle cited the practice of sometimes allowing spouses access.
Chaffetz said that Roberts having email access could also create other security issues and the matter should be referred to the Capitol Police for further investigation.
“Being given a password to get into the House computer system has other potentially problematic issues,” he said.
Which is an obvious red flag that needs to be addressed asap! The last thing Democrats, as well as the Nation, needs is another leaky email scandal.