Leave it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to embarrass herself (again) in front of a CEO of a major company. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg spoke before the House Financial Services committee about his upcoming cryptocurrency, Libra. Instead of asking him about this important service, they wasted time trying to one-up him. Instead, critics on the Internet exposed AOC and her cronies’ stupidity.
Someone please explain to me why a self-expressed socialist like AOC is on our Financial Services committee? That’s like hiring a wolf to be a shepherd. No, it’s more like hiring a clown to run a nuclear power plant.
The woman has zero experience or credentials to weigh in on crucial, economic issues facing our country. And she proved that yet again when Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the committee to discuss his company’s upcoming cryptocurrency, Libra.
Libra would be a useful tool that could help users protect their finances—offering a secure way to make transactions online. Sounds like something Congress should know about. Yet instead of asking him about this new cryptocurrency, AOC and the other morons on the left attacked him over ridiculous claims.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) pressed Zuckerberg… “Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?”
Senior RealClearInvestigations writer Mark Hemingway commented on Greens’ remarks, tweeting: “Gotta love it when bosses make a habit of brushing up on their employees’ sex lives. Really shows you care.” [Source: Daily Wire]
What does a con man like Green care about gay people working for Facebook? Isn’t it wrong for a boss like Zuck to keep track of the sexual orientation of his staffers? Sounds kind of like a contradiction of what Democrats have been fighting over for years. Unless, of course, you’re a hack congressman looking for an excuse to attack a billionaire CEO.
It only got worse from there. Another Einstein asked Zuckerberg how many black people use Facebook.
“Do you know what percentage of African Americans are on Facebook, in comparison to majority folks?” [Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)] pressed. “Do you know what the percentages are?”
Zuckerberg responded: “I don’t because we don’t collect the races of people.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Funny how Democrats only care about race or sexual orientation. As if all they know about is identity politics. When tasked with actual work, like investigating a new cryptocurrency, they are totally unequipped for the job. So, they resort to pointless attacks about identity.
This is why we need more conservatives in public office. They’re not stupid.
But the worst moment of the hearing, of course, was when freshmen congresswoman AOC was given the microphone.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that The Daily Caller “has ties to white supremacists,” a claim that drew quick response from the leadership at The Daily Caller…
“Our reporting has directly contributed to putting four members of the ‘alt-right’ in prison and sending two more on the run, at great personal risk to our reporters on the ground,” Patel wrote. “And as a minority-owned and minority-run news company with a diverse staff — including many African-American, Jewish, Asian, and other minority employees — any allegation that our company is in league with white supremacy is offensive.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Democrats want to get their dirty claws into Facebook. They think they could intimidate Zuckerberg so that he—like other social platforms—would roll over and help them censor conservatives. First, they tried to shake him with wild accusations about race and sex. Then, they tried to guilt him over having a neutral platform that helps conservative as well as liberal news sites.
Facebook, unlike other social sites, has a history of trying to offer a fair and balanced environment for everyone. They’re not perfect, but they are miles ahead of other social sites, who are daily accused of shadowbanning or de-platforming non-liberal users.
Democrats can’t let that stand. So they used this hearing as a chance to con Zuckerberg. All they did, though, was humiliate themselves. They were supposed to learn about Libra, and important new cryptocurrency.
But they wasted their time and our money on nothing.
Hmm… they really good at that.