HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Gril...

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:40 PM

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Profiting From 'Caging of Children' and Pipeline Di

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
by Common Dreams
WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Profiting From 'Caging of Children' and Pipeline Disasters

"Want to know why Ocasio-Cortez's popularity keeps climbing? Because she amplifies questions that movements of people, like the #NoDAPL movement, have been shouting to the powers that be for ages."
by
Julia Conley, staff writer


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Ocasio (D-NY) proved once again her verbal interrogation skills on Tuesday as she grilled Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan over the financial giant's dubious investments and won applause for holding his feet to the fire.

The freshman congresswoman questioned bank CEO Timothy Sloan about two issues for which corporations are rarely directly held accountable—the bank's financing of human rights abuses as well as environmental disasters.

On the issue of Wells Fargo's relationship with the private prison industry and the Trump administration's child detention policy, Ocasio-Cortez asked sharply: "Mr. Sloan, why was the bank involved in the caging of children?"



In his response, Sloan announced that the bank is in the process of cutting ties with one group and has already stopped financing another—information that wasn't publicly known before the hearing.

more...

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/12/watch-ocasio-cortez-grills-wells-fargo-ceo-over-profiting-caging-children-and?fbclid=IwAR1qg1ZDwJ2oMInncBk5nFNqq9ORGbVZxWKiM4Uc0lo9LH9AAKnLhZ3M8Jw

1 replies, 709 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Profiting From 'Caging of Children' and Pipeline Di (Original post)
babylonsister Tuesday OP
JoeOtterbein Tuesday #1

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:59 PM

1. AOC means...

...HOPE to me!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread