Several people took to Twitter to call out Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti for their questionable dealings, claiming it was hypocritical for the congresswoman because of her outspoken opposition to dark money in politics.
Hilton pointed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as one of the faces of the progressive movement, and he argued that her policies - like the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all - would be "revolutionary in a bad sense".
Commenting on a tweet about Rep. Steve Scalise suggesting that Omar should not be getting intelligence briefings, Ocasio-Cortez inquired why, "if we're so concerned about implied tropes", no concern was seemingly exhibited over 26 Democrats voting "for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more unsafe than United States born citizens".
David Mitrani, an attorney for the Ocasio-Cortez's campaign, the two PACs, and the company told ABC News in a statement that all of the entities have "fully complied with the law and the highest ethical standards". "You might say from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered committee".
Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and a former FEC lawyer, said the arrangement was highly unusual and seemed meant to obscure the destination of the funds.
The group not only raised funds for her, but also "built a phone-banking tool that allowed over 1,000 volunteers to make over 192,000 calls to over 86,000 voters for the Ocasio-Cortez campaign" and "mobilized volunteers to knock on doors, helped build Ocasio-Cortez's digital and communications infrastructure and eventually jumped in to help staff her campaign". "It's uncommon, but so far there's nothing necessarily unlawful". Sanders was in Brooklyn, New York, this past weekend, kicking off his campaign with a set of rallies. "The American people are the boss".
He noted that serious Democratic presidential candidates like Sens.