Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's wild, wacky, and wonderful questioning of Wells Fargo chairman

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez should get her own reality TV show.  It would be a comedy, of course, with cameras following her around to record a typical day in the life of the face of the Democratic party.

Those cameras would record some of the most illogical, incoherent, idiotic, and just plain weird statements from a woman whose worldview has been shaped by socialism.  That she's an ignoramus with a primary school understanding of most issues is a bonus.

Yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez "grilled" the chairman of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, asking him a series of bizarre questions about "caging migrant children" and hypothetical leaks from the Dakota Access Pipeline.  To his credit, Sloan maintained his cool, trying to bring Ocasio-Cortez back to reality.

Business Insider:

He was before the committee to answer questions about widespread fraudulent misconduct by Wells Fargo employees.

But Ocasio-Cortez asked why Wells Fargo had financed companies that built immigration detention centers in which children were separated from their parents.  "Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?" the freshman representative from New York City fired off at the executive, who for a moment seemed nonplussed.

"I don't know how to answer that question, because we weren't," Sloan responded.

No sane person would know how to answer that question.  But Sloan tried:

"For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms," Sloan said.  "We aren't anymore.  I'm not familiar with the specific assertions that you're making, but we weren't directly involved in that."

Ocasio-Cortez got the idea for the question from a Guardian opinion piece that accused one company of building detention centers that put children in cages.  The company denied the charge, saying they didn't detain any unaccompanied children at all.

Ocasio-Cortez simply reiterated her incorrect information and moved on:

"OK, so these companies run private detention facilities run by ICE, which is involved in caging children, but I'll move on," she said before pivoting to a new line of attack: the bank's funding for the Dakota Access pipeline, whose construction was opposed by local American Indian groups.

"So hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline, why shouldn't Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?" she asked.

Sloan's response to a question about a pipeline that hasn't even been built yet was a classic putdown:

Sloan: "Because we don't operate the pipeline."

For Ocasio-Cortez, I think you actually have to really, really try to be that stupid.

As you might guess, there was pushback on Twitter to her inane questioning of Sloan.  Her responses demonstrate a mind informed by socialist dogma:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excuse me, congresswoman, but how do we "know" that the pipeline will leak?  Sheesh.

 

 

There is a method to AOC's madness.  She wants to force banks to become an extension of government social policy.  No loans to politically incorrect companies or individuals.  Only loans to "approved" companies who, presumably, will be given instructions in how to comply with government polocy.

No wonder banks are terrified of Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow socialists.

 

 

 

 

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez should get her own reality TV show.  It would be a comedy, of course, with cameras following her around to record a typical day in the life of the face of the Democratic party.

Those cameras would record some of the most illogical, incoherent, idiotic, and just plain weird statements from a woman whose worldview has been shaped by socialism.  That she's an ignoramus with a primary school understanding of most issues is a bonus.

Yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez "grilled" the chairman of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, asking him a series of bizarre questions about "caging migrant children" and hypothetical leaks from the Dakota Access Pipeline.  To his credit, Sloan maintained his cool, trying to bring Ocasio-Cortez back to reality.

Business Insider:

He was before the committee to answer questions about widespread fraudulent misconduct by Wells Fargo employees.

But Ocasio-Cortez asked why Wells Fargo had financed companies that built immigration detention centers in which children were separated from their parents.  "Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?" the freshman representative from New York City fired off at the executive, who for a moment seemed nonplussed.

"I don't know how to answer that question, because we weren't," Sloan responded.

No sane person would know how to answer that question.  But Sloan tried:

"For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms," Sloan said.  "We aren't anymore.  I'm not familiar with the specific assertions that you're making, but we weren't directly involved in that."

Ocasio-Cortez got the idea for the question from a Guardian opinion piece that accused one company of building detention centers that put children in cages.  The company denied the charge, saying they didn't detain any unaccompanied children at all.

Ocasio-Cortez simply reiterated her incorrect information and moved on:

"OK, so these companies run private detention facilities run by ICE, which is involved in caging children, but I'll move on," she said before pivoting to a new line of attack: the bank's funding for the Dakota Access pipeline, whose construction was opposed by local American Indian groups.

"So hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline, why shouldn't Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?" she asked.

Sloan's response to a question about a pipeline that hasn't even been built yet was a classic putdown:

Sloan: "Because we don't operate the pipeline."

For Ocasio-Cortez, I think you actually have to really, really try to be that stupid.

As you might guess, there was pushback on Twitter to her inane questioning of Sloan.  Her responses demonstrate a mind informed by socialist dogma:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excuse me, congresswoman, but how do we "know" that the pipeline will leak?  Sheesh.

 

 

There is a method to AOC's madness.  She wants to force banks to become an extension of government social policy.  No loans to politically incorrect companies or individuals.  Only loans to "approved" companies who, presumably, will be given instructions in how to comply with government polocy.

No wonder banks are terrified of Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow socialists.