Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is under congressional investigation, according to a statement released by the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday afternoon.
“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 said in a statement.
🚨BREAKING: AOC is under a House Ethics Investigation pic.twitter.com/FFHfinqFJm
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 7, 2022
The statement also stated 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.”
There is not yet any information as to why AOC is being investigated.
BREAKING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee https://t.co/qeuGmcqj1J
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 7, 2022
Chad Pergram of Fox News speculated the investigation could be tied to her accepting tickets to the Metropolitan Museum's gala in 2021.
6) The American Accountability Foundation asked the OCE to look into Ocasio-Cortez accepting tickets to the Metropolitan Museum’s gala in 2021. But we don’t know if this is connected.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 7, 2022
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