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House Ethics Committee Extends Investigation Into AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Dress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral “Tax the Rich” dress from 2021 likely constituted an illegal gift to a member of Congress

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The bipartisan House Ethics Committee is extending its review of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a far left Democrat, over allegedly illegal gifts she received ahead of the 2021 Met Gala, when she made headlines with a “tax the rich” dress. 

Ocasio-Cortez was given “a couture dress, handbag, shoes, and jewelry,” according to a House report released this week. “She also received hair, makeup, transportation and ready-room services.” It’s also been revealed by NBC that her then-boyfriend, Riley Roberts, received a bow tie and shoes for the event.

Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez later paid for some of these items, but only after the House Ethics Committee began its investigation into the allegedly improper gifts.

The ethics report states that Ocasio-Cortez “appears to have now paid for the rental value of the attire she wore to the Met Gala and for the goods and services she and her partner received in connection with this September 2021 event,” but warns that without the ethics review, “it appears that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez may not have paid for several thousands of dollars’ worth of goods and services provided to her.”

Ocasio-Cortez previously apologized for the incident, according to Just The News, acknowledging that “There was a ball that was dropped” and said it was “deeply regrettable” when asked about delays in paying the vendors who adorned her and her partner.

This week Ocasio-Cortez’s office reiterated their regret for the incident, but asserted that the delayed payments “do not rise to the level do not rise to the level of a violation of House Rules” and predicted the matter would be dismissed.

The probe began in December of 2022, when a vague statement was released revealing that Ocasio-Cortez was under investigation. This would seem to suggest that she left vendors unpaid for nearly two years, before only paying them after the investigation began.

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    March 3, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Law? Some of the Democrats don’t even recognize that word, it’s foreign to them and they do what they want regardless of the “law.” The law applies to the citizens, not congress!

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    Gerald Ladd

    March 4, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Nothing is going to happen to the bar slut.

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    Doug Litchfield

    March 4, 2023 at 6:11 am

    How could Occasional Cortex conduct herself any differently when she has been tutored by the best in the business. If she would keep her trap shut, she could slither along amassing great wealth like the rest of her peers.

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    March 4, 2023 at 7:24 am

    Face it, she’s a wanna be elite that has all of the talents of a New York City street walker. She has no common sense, always running off at the mouth not knowing what the hedoublell she is talking about. The rest of the country has to put up with a plague released from new york. I think that if New York wants to keep sending these idiots to represent them then they should have to pay their salaries out of their funds. Not the rest of the American Tax Payers. When the people of this district has to start paying her six figure salary plus all her expenses they’ll replace her ASAP.

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    March 4, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Nothing will happen. The Republicans will just appoligize for finding this out and just want to get along.

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    Donald N. Baker

    March 4, 2023 at 10:44 am

    New York, you are getting what you voted for and what you deserve by putting this incompetent clueless bimbo in office

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    J. R. Justice

    March 4, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Let us know when they lock that nasty slut’s Liberal ass up, until then you really have nothing to say !!!!! I would bet the farm that she gets away with her criminal ways without even as much as an admonishment!! WANNA BET ?????? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “LIBERALS ARE ABOVE OUR LAWS” PERIOD !!!!!

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    March 4, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Would it surprise you she’s not being investigated? Neither is Omar. No, they’re only going after a Republican.

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