Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Tax the Rich’ couture robe remains to be inflicting fairly a stir on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., went tit for tat on Twitter, the place Banks ended up telling Swalwell: ‘Only considered one of us has a factor for communist girls.’
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., donned a white robe emblazoned with ‘Tax the Rich’ on the back on Monday to the Met Gala, considered one of the nation’s most lavish shows of elitism and extra. Banks took word, tweeting about the robe 3 times.
‘For Republicans, AOC is the reward that retains on giving,’ the congressman wrote in a single tweet.
‘Tax AOC’s costume!’ he wrote in one other tweet.
‘Last evening was symbolic of how the Democrat occasion governs. The lowly assist are compelled to masks whereas the elites occasion and chortle at you,’ he wrote in one other, together with a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez in her ‘Tax the Rich’ costume and Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a costume bearing the phrase, ‘Equal rights for girls.’ Behind Maloney was a gaggle of gala employees, all absolutely masked. Maloney and Ocasio-Cortez didn’t put on masks at the occasion.
‘3 tweets about @aoc’s costume? Do you want a restraining order?’ Swalwell clapped back.
‘Sorry Eric, solely considered one of us has a factor for communist girls,’ Banks replied.
After that, he retweeted a mock-up of the AOC costume the place ‘Tax the Rich’ was changed with ‘Eric Swalwell slept with a CCP spy.’
Swalwell for years had a relationship with Christine Fang – or Fang Fang, earlier than chopping ties in 2015 after he was tipped off by the intelligence group that she was a Chinese agent.
Fang fled the nation as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which additionally noticed her develop into pleasant with different California politicians and have intercourse with two mayors from the Midwest.
Swalwell has refused to verify or deny sleeping with Fang.
Rep. Eric Swalwell is pictured above with Christine Fang
Fang fled the nation as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which additionally noticed her develop into pleasant with different California politicians and have intercourse with two mayors from the midwest
Some Republicans deemed AOC’s Monday debut on the purple carpet ‘past parody.
The 31-year-old socialist firebrand attended the occasion together with her boyfriend Riley Roberts, each of whom attended as ‘visitors’ of the Met.
‘The Met Gala is seen as elite and inaccessible…As a working class girl, [I] wished to take pleasure in the occasion but additionally break the fourth wall and problem the business,’ she proudly informed Vogue at the occasion.
On Tuesday morning, AOC boasted about the surge in Google searches for the phrases ‘tax the wealthy’.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘Surge in individuals wanting up and discussing our f****d up tax code is and the way we repair it so we will fund childcare, healthcare, local weather motion and pupil mortgage forgiveness for all? Aurora James understood the project.’
She was met by a wave of criticism from not solely the proper but additionally some leftists for rubbing elbows with the wealthy and well-known at an occasion costing greater than the yearly wage of many Americans.
AOC stated she’d been invited to the occasion as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal the Met Museum comped her ticket and Bill de Blasio’s
The Office of Congressional Ethics was requested by a conservative group to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday’s Met Gala, the place she wore a customized robe that stated ‘Tax the Rich’
AOC together with her boyfriend Riley Roberts (far proper), her costume designer Aurora James and Benjamin Bronfman (far left), James’ associate who’s the inheritor to Seagrams Company Ltd. The group was pictured leaving at midnight. AOC claimed she’d been ‘invited’ as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal she was a visitor of the Met Museum
She did not put on a masks, like lots of the different visitors.
The occasion was for absolutely vaccinated visitors solely however the celebrities in attendance – who recurrently preach on-line about COVID guidelines – ignored the steerage of the CDC and liberal states like California, the place masks are advisable indoors no matter vaccination standing.
In a proud Instagram put up about the occasion and her alternative of outfit, AOC stated: ‘The medium is the message. Proud to work with Aurora James as a sustainably targeted, Black girl immigrant designer who went from beginning her dream Brother Vellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to successful the CDFA in opposition to all odds – after which work collectively to kick open the doorways at the Met. The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and local weather motion for all. Tax the Rich.
‘And sure, BEFORE anyone begins wilding out – NYC elected officers are recurrently invited to and attend the Met because of our obligations in overseeing our metropolis’s cultural establishments that serve the public.
‘I used to be considered one of a number of in attendance. Dress is borrowed by way of Brother Vellies.’
AOC has been vocal in the previous about her stance on taxing millionaires.
In 2019 she advocated to elevating taxes of to 70percent for the rich as a way to fund measures in opposition to local weather change.