Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has long complained about corruption in campaign finance. She has accused Republicans of benefitting from “dark” money, suggesting they are up to no good with the money they use for political campaigns.
Well, it looks like AOC was just playing cover. Previously, she faced ethics violation charges over how she spent campaign money way back in 2018 and 2020. But this latest revelation puts all that to shame. Because, as it turns out, Little Miss Socialist was paying out campaign cash… to Chinese communists.
From Fox News:
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of other federal politicians – including two Democrats and one Republican – have shelled out thousands in campaign payments to a Chinese foreign agent, a Fox News Digital review of campaign finance records has found…
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign dropped nearly $1,500 on advertisements with Sing Tao Newspapers during the midterm election cycle after it had registered as a foreign agent…
The paper is considered pro-Beijing and receives more than half of its content from the Chinese company Star Production (Shenzhen) Limited, Axios previously noted.
Wow. It’s not uncommon for political campaigns to spend big bucks on ads during an election. Sure, they all do that. But not everyone spends thousands on ads… in newspapers run by the Chinese Communist Party.
Apparently, there is a company called Sing Tao U.S., a publishing firm that runs several newspapers and even a radio station, in the United States. This company just happens to be owned by Sing Tao News Corporation, a Hong Kong-based firm.
As you might already know, every company in China is run by the communist government. This particular company had to register as a foreign agent in August of 2021 because of that. And after Sing Tao registered as a foreign agent, AOC paid it to run ads.
Sing Tao U.S. claims it is “free” from the CCP’s influence. Yeah, right. It is so closely controlled by China, it had to register as a foreign agent. That hardly seems free. China is notorious for its anti-free speech and anti-free press policies.
So, AOC gave money to a propaganda paper that supports a pro-China, anti-First Amendment agenda. How nice.
We shouldn’t be surprised. This “far-left” Democrat is just as woke and anti-American as any other leftist. She supports social media censorship and advocates for things like gender pronouns and identity politics. Why wouldn’t she give money to Communist China?
The question we should be asking is, should this even be allowed?
- AOC paid Communist China-controlled newspaper thousands in campaign money.
- Sing Tao U.S. is a media company that is owned by its Hong Kong counterpart.
- Companies in Communist China are controlled by the government, especially their media.
Source: Fox News