What a snake.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a fundraiser this weekend but the people who donated to her had no idea.
The 29-year-old tricked participants into believing they were giving their $30 registration fee to help with climate change but that was not the case, The New York Post reported.
The “Fun Run” she promoted was advertised as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
And as The New York Post said, her Green New Deal was, in fact, all about the green, as in dollars, for Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers…
Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” Ocasio-Cortez told the participants.
But the duped runners believed that what they were doing was somehow going to help fix the environment.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” one of the participants in the event told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” a runner named Brian Schwartz said. “No question.”
“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another participant said. “It’s a good cause.”
But the fine print said what the event was about. “Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress,” it said.
Even kids as young as 3 became unknowing political donors — ponying up $20 fees to join a kids’ 1k.
But by fudging the fact that those fees were actually campaign contributions, AOC may have enticed constituents into inadvertently breaking federal election laws.
Parents, for example, can’t contribute their own funds in a child’s name.
The amount raised is a drop in the bucket for AOC, whose superstar status and combative Twitter feed vaulted her into the fundraising stratosphere in the first quarter of this year, when she raised $726,000 through online solicitations.
Src: The Federalist Papers