AOC Under Congressional Investigation, She Responds
On Wednesday, far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to the news that she is under congressional investigation by saying that she takes ethics “incredibly seriously.”
“The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests,” Ocasio-Cortez’s office claimed in a statement to USA Today. “We are confident that this matter will be dismissed.”
Earlier that day, the House Ethics Committee announced afternoon that Ocasio-Cortez was under investigation over a complaint that they received in June.
“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 said in a statement.
“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” the statement added. “The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter following its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules in the 118th Congress.”