Fox News has been closely monitoring the ongoing ethics investigation into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the findings of the non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding her appearance at the 2021 Met Gala.
As previously reported, the OCE found that Ocasio-Cortez violated federal laws by accepting impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the event.
According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez has responded to the investigation by pointing fingers at a former staffer who allegedly failed to notify her that she owed money for the expenses related to the dress and stylists for the event.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she was unaware of the unpaid expenses and that she wasn’t privy to the invoices. The balance for the rental fees has now been paid, but only after the OCE contacted her about their review of her activities.
While the former staffer has taken responsibility for the delay in paying the expenses, the fault ultimately lies with Ocasio-Cortez. As a public figure and elected official, it is her responsibility to ensure that she is complying with federal laws and regulations.
Ocasio-Cortez cannot simply point fingers and absolve herself of any wrongdoing. Despite the findings of the OCE, it is unlikely that the current DOJ will take any action against Ocasio-Cortez.
As Bonchie noted in his original report, the investigation is likely to be swept under the rug and forgotten. However, it is important for Republicans to hold their elected officials accountable and demand that they follow the laws that they have sworn to uphold.
In conclusion, while Ocasio-Cortez may try to shift the blame onto her former staffer, the responsibility for violating federal laws ultimately falls on her.
It is imperative that elected officials are held accountable for their actions and that they uphold the laws that they have sworn to follow. The findings of the OCE regarding Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance at the Met Gala should not be swept under the rug and forgotten, but rather serve as a reminder that no one is above the law.