Hot Topics :
AOC accepts Tom Steyer contribution despite ripping Buttigieg and Warren for wealthy donors

AOC accepts Tom Steyer contribution despite ripping Buttigieg and Warren for wealthy donors

by Spencer Neale | Washington Examiner  |  Published on December 27, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepted a $2,700 donation from billionaire Tom Steyer, who is running as a Democrat for president, according to a 2018 filing uncovered by

The donation comes after Ocasio-Cortez railed against billionaire money in politics during a campaign event for Sen. Bernie Sanders last week. “For anyone who accuses us for instituting purity tests — it’s called having values,” she said. “It’s called giving a damn. It’s called having standards for your conduct to not be funded by billionaires but to be funded by the people.”

The long-simmering tension between Democratic hopefuls boiled over at the sixth Democratic debate in Los Angeles in December, with Buttigieg and Warren arguing over their donor base and personal wealth. As the Democratic Party attempts to coax working-class voters, candidates have tried to diminish the role that big money plays in their campaigns.

“According to Forbes magazine, I’m literally the only person on this stage who’s not a millionaire or a billionaire,” Buttigieg said.

Subscribe to Veritas Updates

Get your daily dose of news & info from Veritas Updates

Sign up to Veritas Updates for FREE and receive our daily emails.

Veritas Updates – The Truth In News

In today’s world, you need a news source you can TRUST from the vantage point of the Deplorables. Real Americans with Real and Unfiltered thoughts and opinions. Join the over 500,000 Americans who receive our daily dose of NEWS THEY CAN TRUST delivered right to your inbox. Sign up to receive nothing but the TRUTH IN NEWS from Veritas Updates.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.