The House Office of Congressional Ethics has raised concerns that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have violated federal law by accepting “impermissible gifts” linked to her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala.
Ocasio-Cortez has denied any wrongdoing, but the Ethics Committee will take further action after its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules in the 118th Congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing allegations that she violated House rules by accepting “impermissible gifts” linked to her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala.
The nonpartisan watchdog’s board recommended that the House review the allegations against Ocasio-Cortez in June 2022. Ocasio-Cortez denies any wrongdoing and rented the dress for the event.
However, the Ethics Committee will take further action after its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules. Some watchdogs argue that Ocasio-Cortez might have breached House rules by accepting gifts.
Ocasio-Cortez won her seat in 2018 following a surprise primary victory over senior House Democrat Joe Crowley and has since emerged as a prominent figure among progressives.
The allegations against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have sparked debate among Republicans, who are eager to see her held accountable if she did indeed violate federal law.
While the Congresswoman denies any wrongdoing, the Ethics Committee will investigate the matter further. This is an important reminder that all lawmakers must adhere to strict ethical standards to maintain public trust in our democratic institutions.
Hopefully, this investigation will shed light on the matter and clarify whether any laws or rules were broken.