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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Explained How Lobbyists Really Influence Lawmakers, and It Sounds Depressingly On Point
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Seven CEOs of the country’s largest banks were called to testify a decade after the global financial crisis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to her Twitter account to share how corporate lobbyists really influence lobbyists in Washington, sharing an Intercept report about a spa event attended by senior staffers of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

The party, according to the report, gave members of both parties the opportunity to "listen to live music from the Trailer Grass Orchestra, sip surprisingly impressive glasses of Virginia wine — and hear from health care lobbyists focused on defeating Medicare for All."

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