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

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee hearing.

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  • Paul Marion

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    SNL is really good this season! These sketches are getting so realistic! Oh... wait...

  • Paul Marion

     (9 hours ago)

    Estela Clara Miguel David with that logic, Wells Fargo can also be held responsible for all the drunk driving deaths that were caused by cars they financed a loan on... it doesn’t work like that.

  • Estela Clara Miguel David

     (9 hours ago)

    +Paul Marion by financing they support, got it?

  • Tati

     (Apr 30, 2019)

    I’ve never been so interested in politics before 😳😳

  • Internet Critic

     (2 days ago)

    Yet you get interested on politics now after all these dumbass questions? Please stay out of politics

  • Dob Klzynskovik

     (3 days ago)

    +Well Yea spoken like a badass 5th grader that hurls insults instead of arguments.

  • TheCompyshop

     (Mar 18, 2019)

    I think everyone here is missing the point. What she was digging for was that very last sentence he said. Banks are funding projects that are risky to the people/environment even though in the beginning he claimed they put people above all, including profits. She was able to get him to admit the truth at the end by asking him specific questions like she did. She’s a lot sharper than I honestly expected.

  • Alex N

     (6 days ago)

    +Jennifer Gruber lol don't just assume this planet isn't fragile. That's how people would go extinct." oh this planet is fine let's drop another nuke "🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • Jennifer Gruber

     (May 18, 2019)

    Did you listen to his answer? Their crew deemed this pipeline not endangering the "environment". The Earth is not a jug; it will not break if you knock it around once or twice.

  • Miguel castro kohler

     (Mar 18, 2019)

    These hearings are a waste, no one ever goes to prison, they get "embarrased" on national TV, woopty freeking doo

  • Miguel castro kohler

     (4 hours ago)

    +PetitePotato again, shaming or embarrasment isnt legal accountability

  • PetitePotato

     (17 hours ago)

    Public shaming is social currency.

  • legobuilder 369

     (4 days ago)

    AOC asking questions that no ones doesCompany representative: uuuhhhhhh..... uuummmmm.... stuttering Stanley!

  • Lunch Box

     (14 hours ago)

    To be fair, she was asking hypotheticals and he couldn’t give a straight answer that might incriminate himself or not be fact. It wasn’t until she finally framed it as a hypothetical question that he could give a response. It sounded like she may have mixed a couple facts up which is why he was saying he couldn’t answer. But this is what I gathered from watching this exchange.

  • Jordan Tyler

     (May 5, 2019)

    “That was a risk we were willing to take”-Wells Fargo

  • Jordan Tyler

     (May 17, 2019)

    Erebus2075 I feel you but.. destroyed..?

  • Erebus2075

     (May 16, 2019)

    and they are completely ignoring that is not their right to choose that for Everyone!.. they got no right to do so and should be destroyed for doing it

  • Tobi Uchi

     (Mar 16, 2019)

    "I don't know how to answer that question because we weren't."

  • Bloody And Proud

     (Apr 23, 2019)

    BUFU1610 If there's anything I haven't addressed, let me know and I will, as I'm busy. Hence the miscellany of replies out of chronological order.And yes, I'd stated that your discourse was overstatement, meaning that your dicsoure is uncogent, or errant, as you'd engaged in overstatement. I'm starting to believe that you're not merely pretending to be so intellectually indolent.No amount of misrepresentation and logical fallacies imputed to my discourses will change the dynamic, as you are an in...

  • Bloody And Proud

     (Apr 23, 2019)

    BUFU1610 And, pray-tell, how do you make every point concise when the opponent pretends to misapprehend every discourse?The more that I prove that you're misrepresenting my discourses in an attempt to ascribe your devised nonsense to me, the more proof there is that you've not so little as a single legitimate discourse.You're aiding me with your fallacies, as I came to prove that you espouse notions, pose fallacies and violate the terms of legitimate discourse.

  • Childofearth

     (6 days ago)

    In other words they payoff was worth the risk. They cared little for the environmental damage because the money they’ll make will outweigh the damages. Why put the environment in danger in the first place? 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Bladimir Valdes

     (1 day ago)

    Because there's bad people in the world

  • Thumb Print

     (3 days ago)

    You already answered your own question - they are not taking any risks because they don't care a brass monkey about the environment and shrug off any responsibility for paying for the clean up when there is a spillage. It's win-win for the bank.

  • Michael Martin

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    I think the problem she's trying to convey is that through financing (Wells Fargo ect) projects that contain a known environmental risk (based on previous failures) Wells Fargo shifts the environmental risk of such an investment to the companies that build them.Makes sense, until you realize that the company's that build them shift it to the operators, then the operators shift them to smaller bottom feeding companies before the environmental bomb blows up in their shareholders faces.Then when the tim...

  • Alexis Baransokoroza

     (3 days ago)

    White boy , leave her alone . Just go and enjoy your Macdonald

  • Jinehba Chavez

     (Apr 19, 2019)

    It is not right to finance what is obviously not good for the water, a precious resource. Plain and simple, why is this hard to see, these companies are the problem and have no morals. All they think is money regardless of the forseeable problem they will create. Where is NEPA? They should be the one to evaluate and approve or disapprove any company to develop.

  • PipBoy Mac

     (Mar 18, 2019)

    This should be on Comedy Central