Multiple ethics complaints have now been filed against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) alleging that she violated a number of House ethics rules by accepting tickets to the Met Gala, a $30,000 dress, and other gifts before and after the event.
The tickets run about $35,000 for the event, and Ocasio-Cortez was also invited to sit at a sponsored table, which cost up to $300,000.
“Limousine service, the use of the Carlyle Hotel, and professional hair and makeup services” were also listed in the complaint.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which benefitted from the event, said Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend were “guests of the Met gala” and the congresswoman said that she “borrowed” the dress.
“It is the table sponsor who is gifting or underwriting a coveted seat to AOC at the Gala,” the complaint stated. “And if the sponsor of the table where AOC sat was one paid for by one of the corporations attending the event, such as Instagram or Facebook, AOC has received a prohibited gift from the corporation that also lobbies Congress.”
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