Jim Banks fires back at Eric Swalwell amid Twitter spat over AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Met Gala dress 

Jim Banks fires back at Eric Swalwell amid Twitter spat over AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Met Gala dress 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s ‘Tax the Rich’ couture robe continues to be inflicting fairly a stir on Capitol Hill. 

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., went tit for tat on Twitter, the place Banks ended up telling Swalwell: ‘Only certainly one of us has a factor for communist girls.’ 

Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., donned a white robe emblazoned with ‘Tax the Rich’ on the back on Monday to the Met Gala,  certainly one of the nation’s most lavish shows of elitism and extra. Banks took word, tweeting about the robe 3 times. 

‘For Republicans, AOC is the reward that retains on giving,’ the congressman wrote in a single tweet. 

‘Tax AOC’s gown!’ he wrote in one other tweet. 

‘Last evening was symbolic of how the Democrat celebration governs. The lowly assist are pressured to masks whereas the elites celebration and snort at you,’ he wrote in one other, together with Ocasio-Cortez in her ‘Tax the Rich’ gown and Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a gown bearing the phrase, ‘Equal rights for girls.’ Behind Maloney was a bunch of gala workers, all totally masked. Maloney and Ocasio-Cortez didn’t put on masks at the occasion.   

‘3 tweets about @aoc’s gown? Do you want a restraining order?’ Swalwell clapped back. 

‘Sorry Eric, solely certainly one of us has a factor for communist girls,’ Banks replied.

After that, he retweeted a mock-up of the AOC gown the place ‘Tax the Rich’ was changed with ‘Eric Swalwell slept with a CCP spy.’

Swalwell for years had a relationship with Christine Fang – or Fang Fang, earlier than slicing ties in 2015 after he was tipped off by the intelligence group that she was a Chinese agent. 

Fang fled the nation as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which additionally noticed her turn out to be pleasant with different California politicians and have intercourse with two mayors from the midwest.

Swalwell has refused to verify or deny sleeping with Fang. 

Rep. Eric Swalwell is pictured above with Christine Fang

Rep. Eric Swalwell is pictured above with Christine Fang  

Fang fled the country as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which also saw her become friendly with other California politicians and have sex with two mayors from the midwest

Fang fled the nation as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which additionally noticed her turn out to be pleasant with different California politicians and have intercourse with two mayors from the midwest

Some Republicans deemed  AOC’s Monday debut on the pink carpet ‘past parody. 

The 31-year-old socialist firebrand attended the occasion along with her boyfriend Riley Roberts, each of whom attended as ‘visitors’ of the Met. 

‘The Met Gala is seen as elite and inaccessible…As a working class lady, [I] needed to get pleasure from the occasion but additionally break the fourth wall and problem the trade,’ she proudly instructed Vogue at the occasion.

On Tuesday morning, AOC boasted about the surge in Google searches for the phrases ‘tax the wealthy’.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘Surge in folks trying up and discussing our f****d up tax code is and the way we repair it so we will fund childcare, healthcare, local weather motion and scholar mortgage forgiveness for all? Aurora James understood the project.’

She was met by a wave of criticism from not solely the proper but additionally some leftists for rubbing elbows with the wealthy and well-known at an occasion costing greater than the yearly wage of many Americans.

AOC said she'd been invited to the event as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal the Met Museum comped her ticket and Bill de Blasio's

AOC stated she’d been invited to the occasion as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal the Met Museum comped her ticket and Bill de Blasio’s

The Office of Congressional Ethics was asked by a conservative group to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday's Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said 'Tax the Rich'

The Office of Congressional Ethics was requested by a conservative group to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday’s Met Gala, the place she wore a customized robe that stated ‘Tax the Rich’ 

AOC with her boyfriend Riley Roberts (far right), her dress designer Aurora James and Benjamin Bronfman (far left), James' partner who is the heir to Seagrams Company Ltd. The group was pictured leaving at midnight. AOC claimed she'd been 'invited' as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal she was a guest of the Met Museum

AOC along with her boyfriend Riley Roberts (far proper), her gown designer Aurora James and Benjamin Bronfman (far left), James’ accomplice who’s the inheritor to Seagrams Company Ltd. The group was pictured leaving at midnight. AOC claimed she’d been ‘invited’ as an elected official. DailyMail.com can reveal she was a visitor of the Met Museum

She did not put on a masks, like a lot of the different visitors.

The occasion was for totally vaccinated visitors solely however the celebrities in attendance – who frequently preach on-line about COVID guidelines – ignored the steerage of the CDC and liberal states like California, the place masks are really helpful indoors no matter vaccination standing.

In a proud Instagram put up about the occasion and her alternative of outfit, AOC stated: ‘The medium is the message. Proud to work with Aurora James as a sustainably centered, Black lady immigrant designer who went from beginning her dream Brother Vellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to successful the CDFA towards all odds – after which work collectively to kick open the doorways at the Met. The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and local weather motion for all. Tax the Rich.

‘And sure, BEFORE anyone begins wilding out – NYC elected officers are frequently invited to and attend the Met attributable to our tasks in overseeing our metropolis’s cultural establishments that serve the public.

‘I used to be certainly one of a number of in attendance. Dress is borrowed by way of Brother Vellies.’

AOC has been vocal in the previous about her stance on taxing millionaires.

In 2019 she advocated to elevating taxes of to 70percent for the rich to be able to fund measures towards local weather change.

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