Context : U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DSA-NY 14) deflected responsibility for having accepted valuable gifts in connection with her highly-publicised attendance of the élite Met Gala in 2021. To do so, her spokesperson falsely claimed that an Ethics Committee investigation would be dismissed.
A spokesperson for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DSA-NY 14) said: “The congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests. We are confident that this matter will be dismissed.”
Congressional investigators have found “substantial reason to believe” that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DSA-NY 14) might have violated House ethics rules and perhaps Federal law by accepting gifts associated with the event.(Source)
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