AOC asks for record of Trump ‘sycophants’ who were complicit in his administration

Independent Staff
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 (AP)
(AP)

New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has asked if anyone is keeping a record of “Trump sycophants” who were “complicit” in his administration, predicting that those who were would try cover up their tracks after Donald Trump leaves office.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” Ms Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday afternoon. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future”.  

She followed-up her comments with another tweet that ridiculed Republicans for portraying themselves as the “party of personal responsibility”, yet getting upset at the idea of having to acknowledge their role in Donald Trump’s administration.

“Lol at the ‘party of personal responsibility’ being upset at the idea of being responsible for their behavior over the last four years,” she tweeted.  

Among those who replied to Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet was Michael Simon, a former Obama administration official who cited the Trump Accountability Project.

“Yes, we are,” Mr Simon wrote. “Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented them – everyone.”  

The Trump Accountability Project’s landing page states: “the world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of loss and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s comments come as Democratic nominee Joe Biden appears set to take the White House from Donald Trump.

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On Friday afternoon, recent absentee ballots in Pennsylvania put Mr Biden ahead of the president. Mr Biden also holds a lead in the battleground states of Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona.  

Mr Trump has claimed – without sufficient evidence – that the election has been rife with fraud, comments, that have spurned protests outside counting centres in key states like Pennsylvania and Arizona. In Philadelphia, police have evacuated an area of the city over bomb threats.