AOC under fire for misuse of government funds

The House Ethics Committee is looking into Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a statement made public on Wednesday. The Office of Congressional Ethics referred a matter to the committee on June 23 of this year, according to the committee.

They emphasized that the panel had not reached a determination on whether there had been an ethics breach, and that the disclosure of the probe was required by the committee’s decision to extend the time they are studying the subject.

The committee further stated that when the 118th Congress had begun, it would “reveal its course of action in this case.”

The congresswoman’s investigation’s purpose was not immediately obvious, and in a response to Insider, her spokesperson Lauren Hitt provided no other information.

Hitt stated that the congresswoman “has always taken ethics very seriously, refusing any gifts from companies, lobbyists, or other special interests.” We are certain that this case will be dropped.

The panel highlighted that “the mere fact of a referral or an extension, as well as the required notification of such an extension and the identity of the subject of the issue, does not itself suggest that any infringement has occurred or represents any judgment on behalf of the Committee.”

The investigation has been extended in advance of the 118th Congress’s inauguration in January.