Well, AOC has proven she’s a Democrat. She now owns her own ethics scandal. It all began when an eagle eyed internet sleuth noticed that AOC’s boyfriend, Riley Roberts has a congressional ID that lists him as a staff member, with his very own government email.
AOC claims he does not work for congress, but that fails to explain his ID and government email. While it is true that spouses and partners get access to their better half’s congressional calendar, they don’t get listed as staff or get their own government email account. Hiring a relative or a boyfriend is a no no.
She may seem to be so popular that even 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are following her socialist lead, however, not everything is going so well for New York’s Democratic freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Someone on Twitter outed her on something suspicious going on in her office. And it involves her boyfriend, web developer Riley Roberts.
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
Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond. But perhaps she should have taken her own advice in regards to checking facts. Unless they got secretly married, Riley is not her spouse.
Just going to leave this here. From the Committee on House Administration’s IT policy. pic.twitter.com/Kd75nF17pT
— Jordan Haverly (@jhaverly) February 15, 2019
“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 for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, David O’Boyle told Fox News in a statement.
But that explanation didn’t sit well with Fox News contributor and former chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz.
“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 said.
“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,” Chaffetz said. “It should be referred to the ethics committee for further investigation.”