Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is undoubtedly talented when it comes to catching a headline, but this week’s silly stunt could see the NY public servant facing serious trouble.
AOC, (as she has self-branded), attended the posh Met Gala this week wearing a dress that read “Tax The Rich”. Of course, it didn’t take long for observers to note that tickets to the event cost in excess of $30,000, calling into question whether or not this was a situation of the pot calling the kettle black.
And, if AOC didn’t purchase her own ticket, there are much bigger problems ahead for her.
The American Accountability Foundation (AAF), a conservative watchdog group, has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over her attendance at the lavish Met Gala in New York City Monday night.
The group was livid, as were many Americans.
The AAF’s complaint, obtained by Fox News, asks the Office of Congressional Ethics to “immediately open an investigation” into Ocasio-Cortez and whether she accepted an “impermissible gift” to attend the gala or violated any campaign finance laws.
“Without prompt investigation and enforcement of Congressional Rules, the American people are likely to lose faith in the ability of Congress to police its members,” the complaint says.
The complaint states that since Ocasio-Cortez described her attendance at the Met Gala as part of her official duties, the “receipt of the gift” must fall under either the widely attended event or charity event exemptions as defined by the House rules.
A spokesperson for the Congresswoman appeared to confirm that her attendance was in fact a gift, stating that AOC was a “guest of the museum” on the night in question.