Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is under fire for not buying workers’ compensation insurance for her employees… with some people on social media declaring the socialist a “hypocrite.”
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” New York State Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”
The New York Daily News, which broke the story, reported:
One Democratic campaign veteran scoffed that “it’s not a great look” for Ocasio-Cortez that her campaign received a fine for not carrying workers’ compensation coverage.
“This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers,” the Dem said.
State Republicans were chortling over the fine.
“Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesperson refused to comment.