House Ethics Committee Opens Investigation Into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
December 7th, 2022
Today The House Ethics Committee Released A Statement Announcing An Investigation Into AOC…
Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), and 17A(j), the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on June 23, 2022.
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.
The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter following its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules in the 118th Congress.
The press release does not state the focus of the investigation, but some suspect it may have been initiated by a request from the American Accountability Foundation regarding AOC’s attendance at the $35,000 per seat Met Gala.
— Gabe Kaminsky (@gekaminsky) December 7, 2022