BREAKING NEWS: ‘Substantial reason to believe’ AOC violated ethics for accepting ‘unauthorized gifts’ related to attending 2021 Met Gala, Congressional committee says
There is “substantial reason to believe” that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez committed an ethics violation by attending the 2021 Met Gala, the House Ethics Committee said.
Focusing on the “impermissible gifts” she may have received, the Office of Congressional Ethics board said the investigation into the Squad member should continue.
It comes more than a year after a number of conservative groups asked the committee to look into the congresswoman who was awarded $35,000 Met Gala tickets and wore a designer-made “Tax the Rich” gown.
A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez told Forbes in December, when the investigation began, that she was confident the case would be dismissed.
“The congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously and has declined all donations from lobbyists, corporations or other special interests,” the AOC spokesperson said.
At least three conservative groups filed complaints with the House Ethics Committee after Ocasio-Cortez attended the Met Gala on Sept. 13, 2021.
There is “substantial reason to believe” that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez violated ethics with her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala, House Ethics Committee has said
Several conservative groups filed complaints with the House Ethics Committee about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s attendance at the Met Gala in September 2021, where she wore a custom dress