Exchange between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Wells Fargo CEO (C-SPAN)

Joylandi 12-Mar, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee hearing.
Full video here: cs.pn/2F6Dj93

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  • She is an idiot.

  • I like what This Woman's doing trying to address climate change and the hypocrisies in Washington, but this is really stretching it... If I loan somebody $10,000 to build a shed and that shed collapses on their goat, am I responsible for the death of the goat... don't over reach to prove a point of corruption between Banks, companies and the environment because then you'll look foolish and people won't take you seriously on the issues you are correct about

  • AOC is just an idiot! Bartender should go back to fucking up drink orders.

  • Very poor questioning by @AOC. Very disappointed!

  • Cenk Ugyr writes all her scripted ass questions

  • This bitch is pathetic !

  • Cortez has to be the biggest skid mark on the Democratic side I have ever seen and that’s even over that dookie Maxine waters and Corey booker

  • Boy aoc what a DUMB ASS you are.

  • Aoc is a tranny

  • Corrupt motherfuckers

  • From bad to worse, who elects this bobblehead woman.

  • Why did you loan that person $20 and then require them to pay you $30 in return, isn't that stealing????? Shouldn't you have just given them $20 and then apologized for not giving them more, I mean isn't that what you're supposed to do with "white-privilege" even though it's a bank??? Why didn't you just give EVERYONE who ask $20, can't you just print more money???? I mean just because you have a limited amount of something doesn't mean you can't just give an unlimited number of that something away, am I right? You could at least give everyone a dollar, even if they didn't want it, you could give everyone a dollar, couldn't you?!?!?! And SO, all this makes me wonder... why you didn't think of some kind of an excuse to get out of this hearing yesterday...., I mean isn't causing yourself an injury to get out of this hearing less painful, than say...., trying to figure out how to answer the self-righteous and completely IRRELEVANT questions coming from the democrats on this panel????????????????????????????????????????

  • Cortez is a total moron....

  • OMG Do NOT underestimate AOC. This young woman is SHARP ! I hope I live long for AOC POTUS !

    • You can't be serious... Lol

    • This was some of the dumbest and most pointless line of questioning I've ever heard. Nothing about this interaction was sharp or intelligent and I can't tell of you're a bot or being serious. She asked a LOAN COMPANY why they were involved in the CAGING OF CHILDREN. Do you see the issue with that? Why don't we hold Auto Loan companies responsible for peoples' hit and run accidents? Why don't we hold employers responsible for how their employees spend their paychecks? If somebody works at McDonalds and buys a gun to shoot somebody with, man, McDonalds gave him that money, better hold them responsible.

  • Oh thought I clicked on an SNL video. I'll just leave now.

  • So what was the point if this hearing again?

    • Ron Casto She wanted to flex

  • Home girl is NOT a gentle woman

  • The best part is how she lacks so much self awareness. She doesnt realize she is making a fool out of herself

  • Da fuq? She is dangerous and gorgeous 😍😮

  • I dont agree with alot of her policies but homegirl knows her shit.

  • Those children are being protected

  • Stupid bitch well hypothetically

  • AOC's question: "Should Wells Fargo be held responsible for the damages incurred by climate change due to the financing of fossil fuels and these (pipeline) projects?" Whhaaatt?? When I hear this young lady speak, I feel like I'm listening to a precocious 12-year old. Sooner or later, she's going to experience a large dose of reality....and it's not going to be pretty.

  • Well Fargo gave me a loan to buy a car and I ran over 10 people with it. Should Wells Fargo go to prison for murdering 10 people?

  • She is such a dumb bitch. The more I hear her talk, the more I realize she is just a physical manifestation of far-left indoctrination.

  • She's a moron

  • She is probably the dumbest person ever to be elected to Congress. He has to explain how basic business ideas work good god

  • What a bitch. Even if they do all the stuff she says they did, they didn't break any laws so why is their a discussion??

  • Wow AOC shows how retarded her and her team of lackeys really are, its hilarious, she really doesn't know how a fucking business loan works lol.

  • The reason why trump will win again in 2020 ^^^^

  • Embarrassing

  • She’s so fucking hot. If she wasn’t such an ignorant twat I’d have an easier time masturbating to her...

  • To tell you the truth, I thought AOC would rip that Wells Fargo crony, Mr. Sloan, a new one. Wells Fargo is such a corrupt enterprise I REFUSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THEM EVER AGAIN! And so should most Americans. The range of investments that Ocasio-Cortez brought up is but the tip of the iceberg. This an evil, soulless company that has been caught many times breaking business laws and suffered pretty large settlements. I for one would love to see this company go under for the crap they pulled on millons of people. Shame on them!

  • Fucking idiot

  • She is such a moron

  • I'm very proud to say I no longer work for Wells Fargo. I was there almost 4 years and had no idea it was filled with criminals.😡😡😡

    • +Henri Oliveros If I want to build a hydrogen bomb and need a loan to do so.. should the bank be held accountable, if they give me the money, knowing my intentions, and I set it off?

    • I doubt you worked for Wells Fargo, with such low IQ.

    • Nicole Ruffin but it’s not? It’s just people doing their jobs.. I want to build a house Wells Fargo gave me a loan to build the house I sell the house Buyer is a serial killer and lures victims into house and kills them Should Wells Fargo be held responsible for the actions of the serial killer?

  • My God I hope I never get stuck in the Bronx in NY City. The people that elected this woman have got to be as incredibly stupid as A. O. C. Why don’t her colleagues say shhhhhhhhhhh you are embarrassing the entire nation.

  • What she is trying to establish is they don't put people before profits. Not that they're responsible for any of that.

  • Wow who is this ignorant congresswoman? Sad state of American politics 😂

  • She's making the Democratic party look bad please get her out of fucking office.

  • She is a dim bulb

  • My neighbor cut down his trees so I can sue him if I get skin cancer from to much exposure to the sun is this how it works crazy eyes Cortez?

  • She’s such a dumb broad. She’s the type of person who thinks she deserves a participation award.

  • I feel like Cortez’s main thought moving forward is to link all aspects of projects together logistically hard but could have some good. I don’t agree with this approach because it inflates victim culture. This said I do see where they are coming from. Basically if the company wanted to build the pipeline they should have occurred all funds possible to make it fault proof, this hands off a majority of the task of making it safe to the investors trying to encourage “smart” investments. The problem with this is if there is no profit margin for the banks there is no incentive to fund any projects. This is what bothers me about these kinds of debates. Sry for the long comment if you read what are your thoughts?

  • If I finance a brand new car in 6 months later start leaking I don't believe the financial institution leasing the money is nothing going to fix it for me. That was a very weak argument from her side

  • God!!! She's such a spoiled entitled moron!!!!! What a disgrace our politics is, when Trump and Cortez are the headlines 😞

  • She’s an idiot

  • This dumb bitch should be serving me drinks and taking my food orders. You stupid idiots. She was a fucking bartender and waitress 2 years ago. And now your letting her pretend to be someone that has half a brain and is literally going to destroy western civilization. You fucking morons.

  • Hillary used to be the GOP’s scapegoat. Now it’s AOC.

  • Willing to take the risk of poisoning the dreaded red man, eh? Sounds like accessory to murder to me!

  • Ocasio-Cortez is Undercover and is trying to Destroy the United States of America

  • Anyone who thumbed down probably works for Wells Fargo or favors caging children.

  • So we will be holding facebook and twitter responsible for all suicides and assaults from online bullying? Go get em AOC!

  • Wells Fargo is a piece of shit corporation, but AOC is completely wrong on the way she attacked them

  • Lmao AOC makes me cringe

  • Scary that someone that stupid can get elected.

  • Dumb dumb woman, soooo soooo stupid, how did she become a congresswoman? Is this how dumb the New Yorkers are?

  • How is she in this position?

  • Her eyes scare me. bug eyed B!+$#

  • She is making me believe more women should stay barefoot and pregnant.

  • Can someone please kill this stupid bitch already!!!!! Please

  • Here's a thought Wells Fargo invested in the pipeline to have it not leak and be more efficient. But that seems too reasonable

    • and too surreal, because it did leak multiple times.. so if that was their job (as you intended) then they failed at it..

  • Buys a car. Car airbag fails. AOC: r u going to pay to fix all Chevy's failed airbags? Person: um? I didn't build the car? AOC: ok. Why shouldn't you pay for it? Person: I didn't build the car.

    • +Eric Johnson no she won't she'll buy her own private jet tho

    • No, but she’ll help you buy an electric car😀

  • What the fuck is she on about?

  • Just watch this and you'll understand cortez. uz-tv.com/tv/video-MjWS8hQk188.html

  • is this real life?

  • I do not like her one bit.

  • Good God, That woman is dumb as a fucking bag of hammers.

  • I think this is a pointless line of questioning. Wells Fargo's incentive is to provide loans they can make a return on, not protect the environment directly. They evaluate environmental risks but only to determine the viability of an investment. The organization that really had the power to prevent environmental harm is the agency that issued the building permit. They are supposed to establish standards to avoid these events. If the costs to meet these standards are too high Wells Fargo won't invest because it's not viable for them thereby preventing the harm. If the investment is still viable after meeting the standards then it gets funded. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wants to blame the company for following their incentive when the lack of judiciousness in the government standards is what enabled the disaster. Business follow their incentives. Government (ideally) shapes the incentives to prevent externalities. She should be grilling the permit issuers and modifying the environmental standards that apparently were not strict enough.

    • Unfortunately you’re talking way above the understanding her supporters can manage.

  • I bet she got slammed when she was a bartender

  • The point she is trying to get across is, if you do risk assessment, and constantly see people who you do business with, and those services you provide to them is vital to the point that their action would not be possible without it, and those actions end up hurting others, then perhaps, either you are doing business with those entities under the guise of knowing their prospective damage to others, or you are just a greedy bastards who only care about the bottom line.

  • She's such a hack 🤣🤣🤣 The entertainment her ignorant antics provide almost make it worth the embarrassment that she is actually an elected official 🤦‍♂️

  • I adore this woman and abhor the slovenly men that think simply calling her b*** and not finding her attractive (most of these men are slightly south of mule faced themselves) is a debate tactic.

  • Keep the fat cats on there toes....

  • she just keeps getting dumber.

  • Woof!

  • God, her voice is so annoying!!!!!!! And why do her teeth look like Gary Busey????????

  • So moral of the story is, pass better regulation that would hold financial institutions responsible for the type of people/business they invest in. Oops, I believe they already do that, (SEC, FinCEN, BSA, OCC, FDIC, FRS, NCUA etc.) 🤯 Please Congress, spend more time regulating smaller business or intities who you wish to really hold accountable to the same standards! If I missed the point then I will admit that fact. I didn't like the Congress women's tone in this hearing.

  • Its like talking to a Wall... she is making xtreme connections and wants companies to be held responsible for something they arent. This girl is dangerous.

  • you knew it was gonna be bad when she started off with "according to an article from The Guardian"...

  • Even the nuts can become a politician????

  • What a joke

  • hahaha by her logic she should be jailed for littering becasue she uses the NY city sewer system.

  • That's right AOC. Kick his slimy ass!!!!!!

  • AOC is a fruit loop. The Dems getting behind people like this is why Trump will unfortunately be re-elected in 2020

    • To get rid of the Froot Loops, we have to vote Republican for at least 12 or more years.

  • 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 but I am sure she has V8 vehicle.

  • He should have said "hypothetically, shouldn't you be financially responsible to NY and the 10's of thousands of people who lost out on the Amazon deal because you don't have a basic understanding of how anything works"?

    • I don't know how to argue with your defense of this woman. Governor Como and left leaning media like ny times and cnn rest blame on the hostile business environment that aoc gladly takes "credit" for. Sure there are many to blame but I was making fun of her logic in the questioning of Sloan and the blame Wells Fargo should bare by saying if they're liable so should she

    • +D J lol but you realize their response is nonsense right? AOC had no say and no power in this. The location wasn't even in her district as congresswoman. She literally couldn't have done anything to them, aside from talk. They're just using her as a scapegoat because she was the loudest. I can assure you, multinational companies don't pull out of a deal because someone was mean to them lmao

    • +stefdelev Amazon pulled out of the deal saying aoc caused a hostile business environment. Aoc said never Amazon and took a "victory lap". A simple search would bring up plenty on articles on this topic.

    • Lol what does she have to do with the Amazon deal?

  • Two pieces of shit. How, can these people be are government or representatives.

  • So that is why she was still a bartender after graduated from college. She probably asked dumb questions during all job interviews.

  • By this logic, every member of the taxpaying American public should be held accountable for the war crimes that our government commits overseas. Our tax dollars directly finance these efforts. Every drone strike should be followed by a "FUCK YOU GRANDMA FOR FUNDING INTERNATIONAL TERROR!"

  • Makes me curious what kind of risk assessment they did before declining to help clean up. I mean he didn't even phone his risk assessment team before he started backing away from that opportunity.

    • Because 210,000 is not a whole lot of gallons and because they contract before the fact with insurance companies who will do the cleanup should the event occur. How do you be an adult and not know this?

  • She seems like she's a bit of a bitch lol at all the nicest of nicest bet she has many friends. I could be wrong lol

  • I love her

  • AOC is an absolute MORON

  • Wow. Alex 'Like so...' Cortes is the dumbest member in Congress.

  • This is legitimately terrifying. Imagine the hazard of making banks take responsibility for their customers actions... not only that but this is suggested by a congressperson that got enough votes by people who think like this to get into office... wow

    • They choose their clientele chief 😁

  • So if the bank finances my car, and I cause an accident, the bank should pay for damages?

  • A risk they’re willing to take because they don’t face the costs! What a Broken system. Great on AOC for making her point clearly and effectively. Free markets are not supposed to be deregulated untaxed corporate orgies.

  • It's simple, in politics there are no fist fights. You have to use language and slick questioning to get people to make mistakes, misspeak and make statements that could potentially self incriminate, defame, or tarnish themselves or who they represent. Plain speaking allows for easy lies to fly under the radar and doesn't allow viewers to see in all context how the person on trial might respond under pressure. This is why AOC and many other politicians have to resort to these strategic conversational tactics to pin the defense. You people think you're so smart calling career politicians stupid when you just show your inferiority in understanding what just played out.

  • This is the same woman who complained about being described as "sassy". I'm a woman too and she is fucking "sassy". Seriously, her arguments are so petty and stupid and she needs to find real issues instead of asking a bank why they provide loans. She comes off as a bitter millennial.