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Progressive super star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently come under fire. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the panel’s acting chair and ranking member said in a statement on Wednesday. Even with the Democrats still having control over the House (until January), the woke ultra-progressive will still have to answer some hard questions. The former bartender has created a name for herself with her far-left political agenda as well as her association with the collective of woke whiners known as “The Squad”.
AOC is facing an ethics investigation.— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) December 7, 2022
What do you think they will find?
In fact, it is now being reported by The Hill that:
The committee did not specify what exactly it was probing regarding the congresswoman and noted that its statement “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.”
The House Ethics panel received the matter from the nonpartisan Office of Congressional Ethics in June and said it plans to “announce its course of action” in the next Congress.
“The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests,” a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement. “We are confident that this matter will be dismissed.”
The Hill went on to report that:
The House Ethics Committee typically has 45 days to review a matter referred to it by the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent entity that initially examines allegations of misconduct against lawmakers and other House employees.
At the end of the 45 day-period, the committee can choose to extend its consideration of an issue but must make a public statement, as it did in Ocasio-Cortez’s case.
However, the congresswoman’s case was also likely postponed due to last month’s midterm elections, as the ethics panel can also delay action if it is set to occur within a 60-day period before an election.
It was further reported by Fox News that:
Committee Acting Chair Susan Wild, D-Penn., and Ranking Member Michael Guest, R-Miss., said the disclosure of the investigation “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
The Office of Congressional Ethics is compelled to take up any complaint from any citizens and potentially refer it to the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee can either decide to take up the matter or dismiss it. In this case, the panel decided to “extend the matter.”
The congresswoman has been the subject of scrutiny since coming into office. Last year, she was hit with an ethics complaint over her attendance at the Met Gala in New York. It was alleged that she broke House rules by accepting free tickets to the event, which brings out celebrities and public figures each year.
Fox News then went on to report that
Tickets to the Met Gala cost at least $30,000, The Associated Press reported.
“New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics at the time. “I was one of several in attendance this evening.”
She also turned heads at the event with her infamous white dress that had “Tax The Rich” in red lettering. A second complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) a conservative watchdog group, alleged she improperly accepted gala tickets from a table sponsor for herself and her boyfriend.
House rules allow members to take free tickets to charity events directly from event organizers. However, the NLPC argued that “it is the table sponsor who is gifting or underwriting a coveted seat to AOC at the Gala.
It seems that it has been a rough couple of months for the beleagured congresswoman. In fact, The Raging Patriot reported just last month that Trump-backed GOP Candidate Karoline Leavitt is set to dethrone the Democratic Representative from New York as the youngest woman ever elected to the United States House of Representatives according to the latest polls. Leavitt had previously worked in Trump’s White House in the communications office and for Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik. The 25-year-old is running against Democrat incumbent Christopher Pappas in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.