- 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.
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)
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