A Congressional investigation is set to go forward.
What Did AOC Do Or Not Do?
The Bronx native wore a supposed expensive white dress that had red text across the back reading “tax the rich.”
AOC allegedly failed to pay on time for borrowed clothes and accessories. On top of that, the services she received related to her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala had payment delays.
Everything provided appears to have been “several thousands of dollars.”
Meet The Office of Congressional Ethics
The House Ethics Committee published the Office of Congressional Ethics findings last week.
The OCE initially launched this investigation in June 2022.
The ethics committee recommended further review of the allegation concerning Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. They think there is “substantial reason to believe that she accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021.”
September 2021 Instagram Post
In addition, AOC made sure she covered her tracks in an Instagram post on a day after the gala, Sep 14, 2021.
The New York representative wrote this underneath a post that looked like a fitting with the dress on.
“NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public,” AOC wrote in the post.
View this post on Instagram
What Did The Report Say She Received?
According to the report, AOC was provided with “a couture dress, handbag, shoes, and jewelry. She also received hair, makeup, transportation, and ready-room services.”
AOC’s Office Release A Statement On The Investigation
The New York Democrat’s office released a statement opposing the allegations.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office said no violations have been found. However, the OCE did find “delays in paying vendors for costs associated with the Congresswoman’s attendance at the Met Gala.”