Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (C) and Aurora James (R) pose at the MET Gala 2021, in New York
A conservative watchdog group on Wednesday presented aethics complaint against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and alleged that the representative violated the rules of Congress by attending the Met Gala 2021.
The context: The Democratic representative wore a floor-length white dress with “Tax the Rich” tagline printed in red on the back of the piece, designed by Aurora James.
- The American Accountability Foundation says the congresswoman’s attendance should count as an illegal gift, as the attendees were handpicked by Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the Conde Nast company.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was criticized on social media for attending the high society event whose Tickets cost, on average, $ 35,000, while the tables range between $ 200 thousand and $ 300 thousand.
What do they say? “There are serious questions about whether your ticket — donated or purchased with funds from campaign – was permissible under the code of ethics. These rules exist for a reason. If they are not strictly complied with, we run the risk of corruption in the corridors of Congress, “denounced The American Accountability Foundation in a statement.
- “When Aurora and I first partnered, we really started to have a conversation about what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an interview on the event’s white carpet.
- “We are confident that we have complied with all ethical standards,” said the New York representative’s office.
Main source of the news: NBC News