Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a costume adorned with the phrases “tax the rich” to the $30,000 per ticket Met Gala on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, an ethics criticism was filed towards her for it by the authorities watchdog American Accountability Basis (AAF).
The AAF mentioned that Ocasio-Cortez violated Home Ethics guidelines by accepting “an impermissible gift” of the extremely coveted tickets.
“Specifically, we believe Representative Ocasio-Cortez has violated clause 5 of Rule XXV of the Rules of the House of Representatives (commonly known as the Gift Rule) by accepting admission to the Met Gala, an event whose per seat costs is reported to range from $35,000 to $50,000, without having a permissible exemption to allow the acceptance of the lavish gift,” American Accountability Basis President Tom Jones wrote in the criticism.
“If Representative Occasio-Cortez has used campaign funds to pay for this ticket, she has also violated FEC prohibitions on campaign funds being used for entertainment purposes,” the criticism continued.
The white mermaid robe the congresswoman wore was created by Brother Vellies, whose hand baggage alone cost over a grand.
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Ocasio-Cortez additionally sells a $58 “Tax the Rich” hoodie in her merch store.
A desk at the Met Gala goes for $275,000.