AOC calls out Kushner: ‘What's next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?’
It's a cold day in government hell when Instagram DMs get a shoutout at a House Oversight Committee meeting — so reader, you'll want to grab your winter coat.
On Tuesday, while speaking before Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her concern over reports that Jared Kushner used WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders and discuss sensitive government-related information.
AOC enforced her belief that action should be taken to properly address the matter, asking, "What is next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?"
"I think it's important that we refocus what is at stake here in this investigation, in this matter," AOC said.
"We are getting reports from press and from a wide variety of sources ... folks are suggesting that we are conducting foreign relations with folks with security clearances via WhatsApp. I mean, every day that we go on without getting to the bottom of this matter is a day that we are putting hundreds, if not potentially thousands, of Americans at risk. I mean, really, what is next, putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?"
The Congresswoman did not hold back her frustration in the nearly six-minute video: "This is ridiculous. We need to get to the bottom of this, and in order to do that, we have to issue subpoenas because people in this administration are not cooperating..."
If it's any consolation, I don't believe Jared Kushner has a known Instagram account. Donald Trump Jr., on the other hand? A huge fan of the IG.
It's probably better to be safe than sorry when the security of an entire country is at stake, though. Perhaps America should start listening to AOC and take action before even more sensitive political information is shared improperly.
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April 2, 2019 at 12:17PM