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AOC Doesn’t Hold Bitcoin, Seeks To ‘Remain Impartial’ On Policy Making

The Congresswoman took to Instagram to elaborate on her decision to remain impartial and refrain from using any digital currency.

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also known as AOC, has revealed she doesn’t hold Bitcoin or any financial assets as she seeks to remain impartial on the making of its policies. She argues that Congress members shouldn’t trade in said financial products.

Taking to Instagram, the congresswoman made a post stating “Because we have access to sensitive information and upcoming policy, I do not believe members of Congress should hold/trade in individual stock and I choose not to hold any so I can remain impartial about policymaking.”

She went on to say “I also extend that to digital assets/currencies (especially because I sit on the Financial Services Committee). So the answer is no because I want to do my job as ethically and impartially as I can.”

This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has weighed in on the topic of Crypto. Back in 2017, when asked if she accepted Bitcoin as a political donation, she responded “not until the ActBlue does.” ActBlue is a payment processor of choice for any political donations that are made to Democrats.

Though AOC has decided to remain impartial on the matter, refraining from using any cryptocurrencies, other Congress members have a different opinion, especially as far as crypto is concerned.

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), for instance, holds between $100,000 and $250,000 worth of bitcoin. Her Bitcoin-friendly policies have earned her the moniker of “Bitcoin Senator”.

The other 5 members of Congress that hold crypto investments are all Republicans. They are Barry Moore (R-AL), Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Jefferson Van Drew (R-NJ), and Michael Waltz (R-FL), respectively.


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