AOC Gets Hit With Ethics Complaint After Her Little Stunt
The congresswoman responded to critics saying "before haters get wild flying off the handle, 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. I was one of several in attendance in this evening."
It's not 'flying off the handle' when invitations are overseen by Conde Nast, a for-profit company that leaves a ton of questions about the motives behind her invite. Never mind her gross display of going maskless while the staff ('servents') wore their masks. AOC worse a dress that read 'tax the rich', while she herself likely makes substantially more than the masked staffers helping her prepare for the big event.
A spokesperson for the Met said Ocasio-Cortez was a "guest of the museum."
The AAF's complaint, obtained by Fox News, asks the Office of Congressional Ethics to "immediately open an investigation" into Ocasio-Cortez and whether she accepted an "impermissible gift" to attend the gala or violated any campaign finance laws.
"Without prompt investigation and enforcement of Congressional Rules, the American people are likely to lose faith in the ability of Congress to police its members," the complaint says.
The complaint states that since Ocasio-Cortez described her attendance at the Met Gala as part of her official duties, the "receipt of the gift" must fall under either the widely attended event or charity event exemptions as defined by the House rules. The complaint states that AOC fails to meet exemptions on both accounts.