(Adrienne Ferguson, Headline USA) Under further investigation, it is likely that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., broke federal ethics rules and might have crossed into also breaking federal law with her crazed desire to attend a posh event.
Last year, the congresswoman made a self-promotional appearance at the 2021 Met Gala, intended for A-list celebrities, high-end designers and donors with billions in net worth.
Ocasio-Cortez was photographed endlessly in the infamous custom “Eat the rich” dress, as well as having her makeup and hair professionally done and her entire ensemble professionally style.
While congressmen are permitted to attend non-profit events, it has been noted that Ocasio-Cortez was the only government official of Congress present at the Met Gala.
The Board of the OCE decided to propose a deeper inquiry on the ordeal last year in June through the House Committee of Ethics, as there was suspicion about the permissibility of the services and goods acquired by Ocasio-Cortez and whether they were acquired following all federal protocol and standards of ethics, as mentioned in their report.
🚨BREAKING: The Office of Congressional Ethics has released a statement in which they say there is “substantial reason to believe” AOC “accepted impermissible associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021” that violated “standards of conduct and federal law.” pic.twitter.com/cR215TfY6J
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 2, 2023
“AOC snagged two free tickets (after much prodding by her campaign staffer) by cozying up to Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who runs this show for the Met. AOC’s written invitation specifically informed her that she and her boyfriend were “guests of Vogue,” reported the New York Post.
According to the Board of the OCE, members of congress are not able to receive gifts of such value from companies that hire lobbyists. Ocasio-Cortez’s two Met Gala tickets alone cost $75,000, pared with the cost of a custom gown, jewelry, shoes, professionally-styled hair and gown, the value is easily over six figures.
Vogue is a notorious media conglomerate, which is known for its powerful media coverage and viewership, claimed its association with one of Congress’s most radical left-leaning government officials was widely received as a political statement.
With that, Ocasio-Cortez claimed her innocence of any rule-breaking, as she attempted to place blame on a staff member.
“I just never, ever, ever would have allowed that to happen knowing what I have learned,” AOC obfuscated.