Controversial Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been hit with an ethics complaint for accepting $30,000 Met Gala tickets.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself for her radical socialist politics. Now ironically, it seems that she accepted a thinly veiled bribe to party with the wealthy elite of America, in total contrast to her supposed socialist ideals.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez quickly came under fire for wearing an incredibly expensive dress with the words “Tax the rich” on the back.
The optics of wearing clothing that costs thousands of dollars while partying with the rich and famous was clearly lost on Representative Ocasio-Cortez. This brand of “champagne socialism” seems to be getting more popular by the day.
The complaint from the American Accountability Foundation will be reviewed by the Office of Congressional Ethics, where it can then be recommended to the House Ethics Committee.
Ultimately this complaint isn’t the worst of Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s problems.
The opulent and lavish mingling of Democrat politicians and the nation’s cultural elite has left many Americans with a bad taste in their mouths.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to defend herself, saying, “The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich. And yes, BEFORE anybody starts wilding out – NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public. I was one of several in attendance. Dress is borrowed.”
Representative Ocasio-Cortez failed to address the ethics complaint filed against her, and there is likely a reason for that. Democrat leadership is likely working to keep her quiet in hopes that this latest storm will blow over.