AOC made headlines for wearing a ‘tax the rich‘ dress while attending the Met Gala in 2021.
It costs a minimum of $30,000 to attend the gala, so critics were right to lambast her hypocrisy and the absurdity of wearing such a dress to such an event.
The outcry eventually led to an investigation of Ocasio-Cortez.
Now the Office of Congressional Ethics has concluded that they have “substantial reason to believe that she accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021”.
I applaud them for actually coming to this conclusion but this came 2 years after the incident. …
The new question is whether or not she will simply receive a slap on the wrist or any disciplinary action for her behavior at the Met Gala.
Here’s what we currently know:
A year and a half later and @AOC is finally having to answer for breaking federal ethics laws by using her office to attend the met gala.
There is one system of justice for regular Americans and a much slower one for elite liberals. pic.twitter.com/ZrJ9l2ZDIP
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) March 3, 2023
RE: ethics investigation of @AOC —
The designer originally billed her campaign $1,300 for renting the "Tax the Rich” dress. The following day, after a campaign staffer spoke with a rep for the designer, a new invoice was sent.
This time it was $300.https://t.co/84sIWQrjFH pic.twitter.com/xr2FFfbgLA
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) March 2, 2023
Western Journal had more details:
The lawmaker did not pay some vendors until the ethics office inquired about the matter, which she acknowledged through an attorney.
The OCE produced an interview it had conducted with Ocasio-Cortez in May and correspondence regarding her attendance at the gala.
The office voted 5-0 in June to recommend a further review of the matter.
AOC just blamed her aide for why Met Gala expenses weren’t paid for that’ve resulted in a House ethics probe.
AOC pretends to support workers until she gets into trouble — then she immediately throws them under the bus.
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) March 3, 2023
So weird that I'm not seeing a single mainstream press journalist sharing the breaking news that the ethics committee has found "substantial reason" to believe AOC broke federal law.
I'm sure they'll get to it.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) March 2, 2023
Trending Politics continued:
The Wall Group repeatedly attempted to secure payment from Campaign Staffer for hairstyling services provided to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, noting that the invoice was overdue. Campaign Staffer attempted to pay the outstanding bill on February 24, 2022, two days after the OCE first contacted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s staff, but the payment was rejected.
The payment was finally made on March 16, 2022. Campaign Staffer did not provide a clear explanation for the delay in payment.
During a review, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s team found unpaid transportation services provided by Condé Nast for her participation in Vogue’s Met Gala video shoot.
The team determined an appropriate payment of $180. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the situation as “deeply regrettable” and admitted to a “ball that was dropped” regarding delays in payments for various goods and services.
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