Lawyers Warned AOC Not To Take Vogue’s Free Met Gala Tickets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leaves the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
  • New documents from the Congressional ethics committee investigation into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s attendance at the 2021 Met Gala revealed her lawyers cautioned her against attending over fears that she might be in violation of congressional code.
  • AOC’s anti-corruption lawyer told the congresswoman’s team that she could attend the event, but only if she was listed as being a guest of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and not as a guest of event organizer Vogue magazine.
  • The attorney feared that if she were listed as a guest of Vogue, she could be in violation of congressional rules which prohibit representatives from accepting gifts from companies that use lobbyists which Vogue’s parent company, Advance Media Publications, does.
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