AOC Claims ‘RICO Is Not a Crime’ While Questioning Tony Bobulinski during House Oversight Committee Hearing

During an often contentious hearing today before the House Oversight Committee, U.S. House Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that “RICO is not a crime” while questioning witness Tony Bobulinski.

In a post on X, the Oversight Committee explained what transpired between the two during the hearing and shared a clip of the exchange.

“Rep. AOC asks Tony Bobulinski to list the crimes he witnessed Joe Biden commit.”

“Tony Bobulinski lists the crimes: corruption statutes, RICO, conspiracy, FARA.”

“AOC then says RICO is not a crime.”

“(HINT: RICO is a federal law codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68)”

The statement from Ocasio-Cortez led to an article from Newsweek titled, “Donald Trump Charges Questioned After AOC Declares RICO ‘Not a Crime’.”

The article pointed out that Trump and 18 co-defendants were indicted by a Georgia grand jury in August and face criminal racketeering charges for allegedly attempting to overturn the state’s electoral results in the 2020 election.

Twitter user Paul Szypula responded with a post on X to Ocasio-Cortez’s comments by noting that “RICO has been used to take down the Mafia, the Cartel, corporations and politicians.”

By Liam Donovan
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1 month ago

Semantic bullshit.

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