On Thursday, the House Ethics Committee made an announcement that they have extended their review of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance at the 2021 Met Gala over allegations of accepting impermissible gifts associated with the event.
In a joint statement, the committee chairman, Michael Guest, R-Miss., and ranking member, Susan Wild, D-Pa., disclosed that they had decided to prolong their investigation into the allegation in December, after receiving a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
On Thursday, an 18-page report, prepared by the Office of Congressional Ethics, was made public, detailing their investigation into the accusation that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law by accepting impermissible gifts.
The report concluded that there was “substantial reason to believe” that she did accept such gifts.
Lawmakers in the House are not allowed to accept any kind of gifts, including discounts, entertainment, hospitality, loans, or any item that has monetary value, according to House rules.
The House Ethics Committee is currently reviewing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s attendance at the 2021 Met Gala, as she has been accused of accepting impermissible gifts associated with the event.
In a joint statement, Committee Chairman Michael Guest and ranking member Susan Wild announced that they extended their review of the allegation in December 2021 after receiving a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
According to an 18-page report prepared by the Office of Congressional Ethics that was released on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez received a couture dress, handbag, shoes, jewelry, hair and makeup, transportation, and ready-room services during the September 2021 Met Gala.
Her partner, Riley Roberts, also received a bow tie and shoes for the event.
Ocasio-Cortez’s dress, which was a floor-length white gown designed by Aurora James, with “Tax the Rich” printed in red on the back, made headlines.
The ethics report stated that Ocasio-Cortez “appears to have now paid for the rental value of the attire she wore to the Met Gala and for the goods and services she and her partner received in connection with this September 2021 event.” However, the payment was not made until after the ethics office contacted her for its review.
I doubt she’ll answer for any of this, but the fact that she’s even being investigated could be the result of everyone, including members of her own party, getting tired of their IQs dropping into the basement every time she enters a room.
I’m sure you’ll understand if I don’t hold my breath waiting for justice to be served here…
Nothing will ever happen to her and she’ll keep doing it just like all the other politicians
She does it better, I guess She must Swallow.
do you think the Metropolitan Opera should be charged with bribery?