AOC facing House ethics investigation after ‘Tax the Rich’ Met Gala freebie

By New York Post

The House Ethics Committee is investigating Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congressional panel confirmed Wednesday.

The eight-member committee provided no details about the nature of the investigation, saying only that it had decided to extend its consideration of a matter brought to its attention on June 23 of this year, and would announce its ultimate course of action some time next year.

But socialist darling AOC was the subject of two complaints submitted to the Office of Congressional Ethics over her attendance at last year’s Met Gala.

Ocasio-Cortez made waves at the gala wearing a designer-made dress emblazoned with the words: “Tax the Rich.”

Both complaints allege the socialist rep, 33, broke House rules by accepting free tickets to the star-studded affair.

“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” a statement read.

Lawmakers are allowed under chamber regulations to take free tickets to charity events directly from organizers — and The Post has previously reported that Ocasio-Cortez and her now-fiancé Riley Roberts were directly invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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