Self-described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is now facing an ethics complaint after accepting a $35,000 ticket to attend Monday’s Met Gala 2021 for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. .
Thomas Jones, founder of the American Foundation for Accountability Wrote He is filing an ethical complaint that he believes the congressman representing parts of the Bronx and Queens broke House rules by accepting an “unacceptable gift.”
“[W]While individual invitations may bear the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s name, the Museum has transferred control of invitations to a nonprofit company, specifically Condé Nast and Chief Content Officer Anna Wintour,” wrote Jones.
he wrote, ” New York Times He outlines that the Met does not control who is invited to the event, but instead the nonprofit controls who gets invited. ”
NS New York Post reported About development:
Although house rules allow members to accept free tickets for charity events directly from event organizers, Jones argues the Met Gala doesn’t count as the guest list is curated by media giant Condé Nast, a private company.
Jones, a former aide to Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), also claimed that Facebook-owned Instagram was able to “buy access to Representative Ocasio-Cortez, which is not available to the average citizen” by sponsoring a desk. at Gala.
The Congressional Ethics Office may refer complaints to the House Ethics Committee for further review.
Ocasio-Cortez defended his involvement.
He wrote on Instagram:
I am proud to work [James,] Black female immigrant designer focusing on sustainability, starting to dream [company] To win at a flea market in Brooklyn [a Council of Fashion Designers of America award] against all odds – and then work together to open the doors on the Met.
“House ethics information available online says that members of Congress can borrow the artwork—in this case, the dress. there is a written agreement The owner stated that it is not a gift and will be returned, to mail reported. “For gifts, House members can only accept $100 per year worth of items from a specific source.”
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