- RESIST THE MAINSTREAM - Tony Gray - AUG 26, 2022 -
AOC Accused of ‘Blowing Off’ Crucial Financial Rules As Spokeswoman Admits Congresswoman Is in Violation of Federal Law
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) who has said “perception of impropriety” undermines Congress is again late filing her required financial disclosure forms.
Since 1978, members of Congress have been required to file annual reports describing their financial worth and major transactions. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has missed the deadline for filing the latest required disclosure form, which follows a pattern of similar past behavior.
The Washington Examiner further reported:
Ocasio-Cortez was due to report her 2021 finances to the House Ethics Committee 11 days ago on Aug. 13. However, the public remains in the dark as to the status of Ocasio-Cortez’s finances as of Wednesday morning, and a spokeswoman for the New York lawmaker said Ocasio-Cortez feels no rush to file her disclosure as required by federal law because she can wait another 20 days before risking a fine.
“The committee provides a 30-day grace period before fines are levied. The congresswoman plans to file before the period expires,” Ocasio-Cortez communications director Lauren Hitt told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday evening.
Ocasio-Cortez said in April that American democracy is undermined when lawmakers are merely perceived to have acted improperly in regard to their personal finances.
Almost all members of the House have reported their 2021 financial disclosures as required by federal law as of Wednesday morning. The disclosures are publicly available for review on the House Clerk’s website.
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