Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken to Twitter again to teach us exactly how corporate lobbyists continue to influence and manipulate our policymakers.
The recently elected house member shared a link to an Intercept report detailing a resort event that was attended by dozens of lawmakers from the Republican and Democratic parties. At the event, which was hosted at Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia, attendees were schmoozed with food, wine, and lectures from healthcare industry lobbyists interested in fighting Medicare for All.
Ocasio-Cortez states that this is far from unusual in our political system, and tweeted out a thread that described just how lobbyists are able to get what they want from our leadership.
Here’s what she said:
AOC has taken on lobbyists and PACs before, including earlier this year, when she said, “we have a system that is fundamentally broken,” in regard to our campaign finance laws.