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As one of the most precocious progressives currently serving in Congress, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has long been subject to a great deal of scrutiny, from both inside and outside of her own party, and that streak continued this week.
AOC is now facing a second run-in with the House Ethics Committee, for reasons not yet known.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is under a House ethics investigation, according to a statement issued by the House Committee on Ethics on Wednesday.
The panel will announce its course of action after its organizational meeting in the next Congress, sometime in 2023, the statement said.
Details about what the investigation is looking into haven’t been released. The Office of Congressional Ethics, a nonpartisan group, forwarded its inquiry into Ocasio-Cortez to the House ethics panel in June.
The Democratic chair of the committee wasn’t willing to spill any of the details just yet.
Committee Acting Chair Susan Wild, D-Penn., and Ranking Member Michael Guest, R-Miss., said the disclosure of the investigation “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
AOC had previously come under investigation regarding her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021, given the exorbitant cost of ticketing for the event.
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