Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Getting Slammed For Boyfriend Riley Roberts' Congressional Email -- Is Her Defense Solid?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is embroiled in two new scandals that prove she is a powerful rising star. Will these issues affect her promising future?

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source: CNBC.com

According to reports, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has provided access to a congressional e-mail account to her boyfriend, who has nothing to do with politics in any direct manner. 

The reason officially provided by Ocasio-Cortez is that she wanted him to be able to look at her calendar, although many do not seem to be buying her story at this point.

Ocasio-Cortez was also accused of setting her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, up with a position in the government, a claim which she denied, stating that he was not being compensated in any way. 

The fact that he has access to congressional e-mail is not at all related to any professional occupation, according to the politician.

She stated: "Actually this cal designation is a permission so he can have access to my Google Cal. Congressional spouses get Gcal access all the time. Next time check your facts before you tweet nonsense."

The incident has drawn a lot of negative attention towards Ocasio-Cortez in a sensitive period of her career. 

Some are speculating that somebody may have intentionally attempted to misrepresent the situation to damage her reputation, although it does seem like the facts match what was stated.

Political consultant Luke Thompson initially tweeted: "While you were having a nice Valentine's Day, @AOC decided to put her boyfriend on staff - drawing a salary on the taxpayer's dime. Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly."

The politician has also faced a challenge from various non-political entities, most notably Amazon. 

The company is quite frustrated with the way Ocasio-Cortez has been targeting them recently, and they have decided to speak up against her and fire back. 

It is not clear if the current incident has any relation to Amazon, although that is probably not the case. 

Even if a connection did exist, it would probably be difficult to prove in any capacity. 

Ocasio-Cortez has not added any additional comments, but will likely try to maintain a low profile for the time being. 

What these various issues are highlighting is the fact that AOC has a growing list of enemies doing their best to undermine her career.