AOC Spinning: Celeb Lawmaker Downplays Ethics Probe

The congressional office for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to the revelation that the bipartisan House Ethics Committee is investigating her.

“The congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests,” Lauren Hitt, an AOC spokeswoman, told Forbes after news of the investigation emerged.

Watchdog groups have previously alleged that Ocasio-Cortez may have violated House ethics rules upon borrowing jewelry and a custom “tax the rich” gown for the 2021 Met Gala in New York City. In addition, they have alleged that the congresswoman unlawfully took free tickets to the Met Gala for Riley Roberts, her prior boyfriend, and herself.