Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got caught in an embarrassing lie that will end her career
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is desperately trying to take over the Democrat Party.
If she succeeds, the party will fully embrace her extremist agenda.
But that won’t happen after she got caught in an embarrassing lie that will end her career.
Socialists want to force those who work for a living to finance those who don’t.
So it isn’t surprising that Ocasio-Cortez is taking credit for something she never did.
She recently came out to take credit for fast-tracking the arrival of life-saving HIV drugs to the market.
The only problem is that she had nothing to do with the decision, considering it came four years ago, and was made as a corporate decision that didn’t even involve Congress.
In 2014, Gilead, a pharmaceutical company behind the drug known as PrEP, reached the agreement in 2014 which will allow a generic version to come to the market in 2020.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) falsely claimed that her work in Congress fast-tracked the arrival of life-saving HIV drugs to the market, taking credit for a corporate decision made four years before she was elected to Congress.
Responding to President Trump’s criticism of House Democrats, the progressive congresswoman fabricated a personal achievement by claiming that she “took on Big Pharma” with “colleagues in hearings that brought PrEP generic a year early” in a tweet last week.
In fact, Gilead, the pharmaceutical company behind PrEP—a medication that can reduce the transmission risk of HIV by 99 percent—had reached an agreement back in 2014 to allow a generic version of the drug to come to market a year early. The company disclosed that agreement weeks before its CEO, Daniel O’Day, appeared before Congress in May.
Gilead’s patent for an active ingredient in Truvada—the company’s HIV prevention drug—will expire in 2021, but currently prohibits most competitors from making generic versions of the medicine. However, a 2014 legal settlement between Gilead and Teva Pharmaceutical authorized the latter to sell generic Truvada starting in 2020, a year before the patent is set to expire.
Ocasio-Cortez has achieved nothing since she took office.
So it turns out that her strategy is simply to claim that things she had nothing to do with was due to her work.
She will have to figure out something to take home to her constituents to justify re-electing her in 2020 after all.