Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Spends Thousands Of Dollars on Uber Even After Blaming It for Taxi Driver Suicides


From Free Beacon:

Ocasio-Cortez, who became a household name after defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) back in June, has criticized Uber several times on Twitter as recently as March, in a post flagged by Fox News.

NYC’s fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage job now pays under minimum,” she tweeted.


The driver killed himself because, with cheaper alternatives like Uber, he faced increased financial difficulties, according to his Facebook posts.

But she wasn’t upset enough to tell her her team not to use Uber.

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign staff recorded spending nearly $4,000 on 160 Uber rides between April and late June, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. The Uber payments ranged from just 59 cents to $82.26 and were filed under “car service,” according to Fox.

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