AOC Violates Ethics Rules in Spat with Libs of TikTok: Democratic Party Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of New York has got to have the thinnest skin of any elected leader I’ve seen. An individual who clearly believes that she is the one we’ve been waiting for, AOC tends to run hot whenever someone of even a modest IQ level dares to question her self-exulted brilliance.
Recently, the “honorable” representative from New York took to the House Floor in a shambolic display to call the concerned parents of young Americans who want less Left-wing social engineering in their children’s classrooms and a greater focus on actual academics “fascists.”
As if that wasn’t enough, AOC clearly defamed the creator of “Libs of TikTok”, Chaya Raichik, when she claimed during a Congressional hearing that Raichik lied in 2022 when she told her Libs of TikTok audience that Boston Children’s Hospital was providing “gender-affirming hysterectomies for young girls.”
In fact, Raichik’s claim about Boston Children’s Hospital was true. So, while elected officials are granted qualified immunity for things they say while in committees and on the House Floor, that immunity is limited. House members can still be subject to an ethics complaint.
Raichik stormed the Capitol recently to hand deliver an official ethics complaint to AOC that the conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation, crafted on Raichik’s behalf. House Rule 23, Clause One, specifically forbid elected members of the House from lying or misrepresenting a group, individual, or event, for political gain. It was this House Rule that the Heritage Foundation believed AOC had violated.
The Libs of TikTok creator had just missed AOC in her office. Not to worry, Raichik happened by the New York congresswoman as she flitted from one disastrous showing on the Hill to the next.
For those unfamiliar with Raichik, she is a skilled humorist who routinely uses the words and actions of her political opponents against them. Raichik and her Libs of TikTok account are undoubtedly akin to the works of the famous American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast.
AOC clearly had no idea who Raichik was. The Libs of TikTok founder could see that deer-in-the-headlights look that usually graces AOC’s face indicated that Raichik had an upper hand in their engagement. Feigning to be a fan and asking for the ditzy New York congresswoman’s picture, AOC assented to Raichik’s ploy. Anything to please a sycophant.
What happened next was rich.
As Raichik moved in close to AOC, the Libs of TikTok creator whispered to AOC that she had just come to deliver an ethics complaint against the New York congresswoman. Instantly, AOC became defensive and squeaked that she did recognize Raichik. As if AOC wasn’t already in enough danger from making possibly defamatory comments about Raichik, she then blurted out that Raichik was “super transphobic!” In a typical manner that has come to define the more politically prominent members of my generation, AOC then whiffed that, “I never want to share space with you!”
To think that an elected leader would say that with a straight face to a citizen is reprehensible. That AOC would continue to use her position of power to lie and besmirch an American citizen is doubly more grotesque.
All this was caught on camera. It has been disseminated to the national press today. Raichik might want to file another ethics complaint against AOC for her boorish behavior.
The Republic’s Future is Not Bright
AOC is clearly the future of the Democratic Party and that should concern the rest of the country. She behaves as though she were a child. The New York congresswoman is petulant, is self-righteous, and entitled. She serves as a member of the United States House of Representatives, which is itself a body of deliberation and debate, yet AOC doesn’t even want to “share space” with those who disagree with her.
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This behavior does not bode well for the rising Left-wing politician.
Although, it does represent a disturbing trend in America’s politics—especially as my generation and Generation-Z take over: intolerance to ideas and debate. AOC should be punished both for lying about an American voter, like Chaya Raichik, as well as for disrespecting the fundamental component of her office which is to respect discourse and debate on serious issues. Without those values being upheld daily—especially by our elected leaders—the republic will die.
Given AOC’s rising role in Congress, though, perhaps the republic is dead already.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
April 1, 2023 at 7:32 pm
Way to go Brandon. After months of just supporting Trump and DeSantis, you finally say it out loud. Although you coached it in as “parent who want less left-wing social engineering”. It’s time to call a spade a spade. Isn’t that what we are all supposed to do? Drop the PC? You are a racist bigot. Why do you all go after AOC? She isn’t that great. She isn’t some beacon on the left. But the right goes after her as if she is some demon. How dare anyone call you on your racism. And that is what it is all about. You are all vampires. Shine a bit of light on you and you evaporate. You attack them because you can’t stand the truth. Look at how evil Florida has become in its quest to stamp out even the existence of black people on literature. And this is what you racists do. Yeah, all us “libs” call you “Republicans” racists, we can’t support our arguments so we resort to name calling. Isn’t that how your arguments go? Before Trump came along, I voted Republican most of the time. Up until Obama, racism was better hidden within the Republican Party. I still voted for it. I reasoned that it wasn’t the majority. That the Republican Party did do its southern strategy, but that was still the fringe. Then Trump came along and made it fashionable for Republicans to say exactly what they thought. And I can’t take it anymore. I’m still not a fan of Democrats. Still not a fan of AOC. She is a shrill siren at best. But every time one of you racists attack her, I like her just a little bit more. She isn’t afraid to call you on your BS and that pisses you off. And for that she has my appreciation even though I would prefer someone who can get things done and work for America more and close her mouth a bit more. At least she has a way to shine the light on and get you people to show exactly who you are. That is a public service.
April 1, 2023 at 8:09 pm
Brandon, AOC worked her way thru Boston College as a waitress graduating with honors. What accomplishments have you achieved? You attack a Congress person with whimpering and sniveling without providing any substantive proof.
What educational awards have been bestowed on you? Your bio conveniently skips any reference to any education. Do you have any education with which you’d like to share? A correspondence school? Lincoln Tech? GED from Gateway Tech?
April 2, 2023 at 12:03 am
I look forward more articles in this vein. I am a registered dem, always a fan of AOC. That is up until the lecture about banned books in a very emotional rant on a bill that had nothing to do with that. “When you have no argument, pound the table”. I read that parents rights bill, it isn’t very many pages and the vocabulary is very light. I want what it offers and it does not take away anything from the kids nor does it suggest anything of the sort.
Please keep informing us of facts.
I love the brand of journalism that offers facts without the emotion, and also the kind that does not give me the writers personal conclusion. Just the facts and relevant context is all we need. Sources for fact checking is also greatly appreciated.
We need you.
April 2, 2023 at 9:20 am
Wait, so Mr Weichert supports Donald Trump but feels that AOC is “has got to have the thinnest skin of any elected leader I’ve seen. An individual who clearly believes that she is the one we’ve been waiting for”?
That’s funny 🙂
AOC has nothing on Donald Trump here. And anyone voting for Donald Trump has no moral right whatsoever to complain about anyone else being thin-skinned or self-obsessed. Or cheating. Or egging on people to commit political violence. Or accusing people you dislike of being murderers (check on Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough).
Or calling people in charge of elections to find you 11.738 votes so that you can win an election you lost. Or trying to replace the official electors with electors of your own so that you can rig the election outcome.
Or tweet that your VP let you down when people are screaming to hang your VP. Or having sex with a porn star. Or swindling the customers of an educational institution that you even named after yourself.
Or pressuring the President of another country to attack your political opponent. Or falsely accusing the sitting American President of not being an American citizen and stoking distrust, fear and hatred against him.
But beyond all that – and for sure many more that I cannot remember at this moment – Mr Weichert, feel free to criticize people 🙂
April 2, 2023 at 9:51 am
This article is so disappointing. Surely Mr Weichert is smart enough to realize the utter hypocrisy of his accusations against AOC: his party has voted for Donald Trump, probably the most thin-skinned, cruel, childish, vindictive, self-obsessed leading politician America has ever had.
Mr Weichert for sure a smart man. He has no trouble understanding this argument about Donald Trump. He probably even agrees with it.
Yet he chooses – consciously chooses – not to mention Donald Trump. He chooses not to point out or discuss the hypocrisy of his argument.
With that he lets his readers down and he lets himself down. Why he does that remains unclear. Out of politicial convenience? Self-interest? Self-delusion? Nihilism? I cannot know.
Mr Weichert, you are a smart man. You can distinguish right from wrong, true from false and moral from immoral. You choose to be dishonest in your argument. You choose hypocrisy in your argument. Why do you let yourself and your readers down?