You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t bring a knife to a gunfight, you don’t ask Donald Trump a question whose answer requires linear thought, and you don’t challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez via social media.
These fools never learn.
The latest? The same folks who conveniently ignore the fact that Jared Kushner (who will totally bring peace to the Middle East just as soon as he finishes the maze on his Applebee’s placemat) appears to be running the country think it’s somehow significant that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend has a .gov email.
And he does. But that’s not the whole story, of course.
Regardless, the intrepid right-wing AOC hit squad set to work yesterday in yet another attempt to discredit the newly minted congresswoman. And, once again, they failed. Miserably.
“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,” wrote Twitter user Luke Thompson in one viral post. “Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly.”
“.@AOC is having a tough week,” wrote Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA.
Then, from Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign: “Her jobs for everyone starts with her boyfriend. Pure socialism, government chooses the winners and losers.”
Fox News picked up on this chatter and published a story that asserted Ocasio-Cortez “faces questions” about her boyfriend. Similar stories in Breitbart and the Daily Caller followed.
Ah, but no. Apparently it was all just a misunderstanding.
AOC’s boyfriend, Riley Roberts, does have a government email, but he’s not actually a staff member.
Well, they’re partly correct. Roberts does have a House email address, but, as a spokesperson for the chamber’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer explained, that does not mean he’s an employee.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
And, as we’ve seen time and time again, AOC was standing at the gate with a flamethrower ready to barbecue her some MAGA zombie flesh:
Nice try, Trumpaloompas. Try again.
(And here’s some further reading, in case you’re interested. A December 2016 Politico story titled “Trump rewards big donors with jobs and access.” What? Mr. Swamp-Drainer himself?)
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