Things continue to unravel for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Luke Thompson of the National Review exposed how her campaign was paying off her boyfriend.
The revelation began when Thompson noticed that AOC listed boyfriend Riley Roberts as a staff member who even had his own house.gov email.
After Thompson did some further digging he really hit pay dirt. It seems that AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, made two payments to the congresswoman’s boyfriend through his campaign strategy firm. Thompson exposed that the firm had made two $3,000 payments to Roberts, while receiving an even more curious $6.191.32 payment from Ocasio-Cortez in-between the payments.
Further damming evidence shows that Chakrabarti’s firm tried to disguise paying Roberts by sending the checks to separate addresses.
“A rich guy used a PAC to pay [Ocasio-Cortez’s] boyfriend $6,000 when her campaign was running out of money. After AOC won, she gave that rich guy a job in her office,” Thompson explained on Twitter.
While AOC and her followers where quick to sound off that Robert’s email was a regular occurrence, they have been strangely silent about the payouts.