Officially, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of an ethics investigation by the House.
In a press statement on Wednesday, the House Ethics Committee revealed that Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of an investigation. Ocasio-Cortez was involved in a matter that was brought to the committee’s attention in June, according to the announcement made by the committee.
“The Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on June 23, 2022,” the committee run by Democrats declared.
The nature of the investigation was not described by the committee in its statement.
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According to the official news release, the probe “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement sent through her congressional office that she was not involved in any misconduct and that the investigation will be closed.
The Democratic socialist’s spokesman cited her own methods for dealing with special interests and lobbyists.
According to a spokesman for the New York Democrat, “The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests.”
“We are confident that this matter will be dismissed.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, AOC doesn’t appear to have made any public remarks about the situation.
The House Ethics Committee has the authority to impose a variety of sanctions on members of Congress who have been found to have violated their ethical obligations.
The committee has the authority to discipline members through letters of reprimand, censures, and even the start of expulsion proceedings from the House of Representatives.
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