Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Sean Spicer What Capitalism Is

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Sean Spicer after he claimed she was “using capitalism to push socialism” by selling merchandise.

Spicer, a former While House press secretary, made the comment in a tweet on Monday that also included a link to a Reuters report about the New York congresswoman’s investment in her online store.

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid Financial Innovations, a political merchandise firm which operates her online store and supplies merchandise, more than $1.4 million in the first half of 2021, according to campaign disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.

Her store sells T-shirts, hats and other items featuring “AOC,” “The Green New Deal” and slogans such as “Tax the Rich” and “Fight for my Future” on them.

According to Reuters, Ocasio-Cortez’s heavy investment is “aimed at both fundraising and building the second-term lawmaker’s profile nationally.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign told the agency that the its online store is focused on “uplifting independent artists of color whose work tells a story of community and more...