AOC Slams Supreme Court As “Corrupt” – Ultra-progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC, the New York Democrat who was once slammed for accepting tickets to the 2021 Met Gala and thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods, suggested this week that “corruption” in the United States Supreme Court will slap down President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
The court, which leans conservative, is expected to make a decision on the president’s plans before the end of the month, which could see more than 43 million former students granted federal loan forgiveness worth up to $20,000 each.
AOC, a proponent of loan forgiveness that goes above and beyond the proposal put forward by the Biden administration in 2022, told an Instagram follower in a “story” on the platform that the White House believes the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Biden administration. Ocasio-Cortez, however, also said that she doesn’t share their optimism.
“In every convo we’ve had with the White House, they feel very strongly about the chances of their case before the court,” Ocasio-Cortez told her 8.6 million followers.
“While I personally do not share their same sense of optimism (not because I doubt the legal case, but because I do not believe the SCOTUS’ corruption can be trusted), the Biden admin has been insistent that they feel they have a case.”
The New York Democrat did not explain exactly what she meant by corruption, nor did she point to any examples of the Supreme Court behaving in a corrupt manner. Instead, Ocasio-Cortez’s grievance with the Supreme Court seems to be that most sitting judges on the court are constitutionalists, and not progressive activists.
AOC: She’s One to Talk
In an 18-page reported released by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the board described “substantial” evidence that shows Ocasio-Cortez broke the rules when she accepted tickets to the Met Gala, and services including hair, makeup, and transportation to the event.
Ocasio-Cortez’s representatives defended the New York lawmaker by describing how “the ball was dropped” with regard to making payments for goods and services provided to her.
“However, while regrettable, these delayed payments definitively do not rise to the level of a violation of House Rules. Even after OCE’s exhaustive review of the Congresswoman’s personal communications, there is no record of the Congresswoman refusing to pay for these expenses,” Ocasio-Cortez’s office said.
AOC is hardly one to talk about “corruption.”
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