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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is under investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Ethics.

The committee issued a brief statement on Wednesday confirming that it was investigating a complaint against Ocasio-Cortez, but it didn’t say why. The panel said that the New York Democrat was the subject of a complaint made on June 23.

While the reason behind the ethics investigation wasn’t made clear, the congresswoman was the subject of two complaints submitted to the Office of Congressional Ethics in 2021.

In September 2021, the watchdog group American Accountability Foundation filed a complaint against the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist after she attended the lavish Met Gala. Ocasio-Cortez’s attendance was much-discussed at the time, wearing a designer dress emblazoned with the words “tax the rich” on the back.

Ocasio-Cortez defended her attendance at the swanky event in a Sept. 14 Instagram post, writing that “NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met” and that she’d “borrowed” the expensive dress.

“Claiming her attendance to the $35,000 a plate event was part of her ‘official duties,’ there are serious questions about whether or not her ticket — donated or purchased with campaign funds — was permissible under the code of congressional ethics,” the American Accountability Foundation said when it filed the complaint last September.

The National Legal and Policy Center filed the second ethics complaint, alleging that the borrowed gown constituted an impermissible gift as it was “directly related to AOC’s ‘position with the House’ as a highly visible and controversial Member.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s office issued a statement regarding the ethics probe, denying any untoward behavior.

“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,” the statement read.

Sources: USA Today | Committee on Ethics | NBC4 | New York Post



  1. john

    December 11, 2022 at 9:05 am

    She isn’t very intelligent. She thinks the rules don’t apply to her. Typical entitled brat.

  2. Judy Safewright

    December 11, 2022 at 10:29 am

    The first complaint was in 2021 and they are just now investigating it and another one. What a joke…the Dem/Communists will dismiss all of the complaints. They love their criminals.

  3. Stephen Mullany

    December 11, 2022 at 10:45 am

    She calls herself a Democratic Socialist, but that crime hasn’t been proven yet.

  4. M. Crosbie

    December 11, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    If it takes approx. a year to investigate a simple ethnics complaint, it doesn’t leave much hope to deal with more serious issues.
    The Democrats play the blame game quite successfully now don’t they?

  5. jay jones

    December 11, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Way passed time…she needs to be expelled!!! Loud mouth crazy politician at the worst!!! She has no business being in Congress
    with her views on our country…let alone thinking she might run for President!!!! Give us a break!. If she wants to run for something
    how about just run out of town and keep running until you get to another country….we are tired of your loud mouth!!!!

  6. car

    December 11, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    She’s a skank. She should get kicked out of Congress!!

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