Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Showed Us Exactly How Lobbyists Influence Policymakers From Both Parties

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Showed Us Exactly How Lobbyists Influence Policymakers From Both Parties

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.

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