AOC Likely Violated Ethics Rules in Accepting ‘Tax the Rich’ Met Gala Dress, Congressional Watchdog Finds
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) likely broke Congress’s “impermissible gifts” rule by accepting the rented dress she wore to the 2021 Met Gala. The designer of her “Tax the Rich” dress, Aurora James, may be subpoenaed in the ongoing review.
The House Ethics Committee released a statement Thursday saying that it is acting upon the recommendation of the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), a non-partisan, independent entity, in reviewing Ocasio-Cortez’s behavior. The decision was made by Ethics leadership in December.