Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt at the Met Gala is about to be under investigation.
A watchdog group has filed an ethics cmoplaint claiming that AOC, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, broke House rules by accepting “an impermissible gift” which were free tickets to attend the gala.
The complaint filed by the American Accountability Foundation alleges:
Representative Ocasio-Cortez has violated clause 5 of Rule XXV of the Rules of the House of Representatives (commonly known as the Gift Rule) by accepting admission to the Met Gala, an event whose per seat costs is reported to range from $35,000 to $50,000, without having a permissible exemption to allow the acceptance of the lavish gift. If Representative Occasion-Cortez has used campaign funds to pay for this ticket, she has also violated FEC prohibitions on campaign funds being used for entertainment purposes.
House rules do allow members to attend events for charity however, the Met is a for profit event run by a private company. The rules also state that House members can only accept $100 worth of items per year from a source and “The value of tickets to charity or political fundraisers is the value of the meal. The cost to the purchaser is not the ticket’s value.”
AOC, who attended the opulent gala wearing a dress that said “tax the rich” drew criticism from many. The optics really exposed what the left is all about, in the video below you’ll notice the attendees don’t need to wear masks but the help does.
If you find it disturbing that elites go mask-free while their servants are forced to wear cloth over their face as they carry the train of their designer dress, it probably means you are a white supremacist and/or a misogynist, as AOC said earlier.https://t.co/c3L1JSfPYQ
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 14, 2021
AOC wanted to hang out with her rich friends and rub noses with the elite. To cover it up she wore a dress that said “tax the rich” to keep her base happy claiming “she’s speaking truth to power.” However, now her little stunt has her at the center of an ethics violation and has her under investigation.