In recent news, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come under fire for alleged campaign finance violations. Two political action committees associated with her campaign reportedly failed to properly disclose the purpose of certain disbursements, according to a two-year federal investigation.
Despite the findings, the Federal Election Commission voted 4-2 to dismiss a complaint against AOC. The National Legal and Policy Center, which filed the complaint, has since criticized the FEC for not providing a reason for its dismissal.
Additionally, the House Office of Congressional Ethics has found “substantial reason to believe” that Ocasio-Cortez may have violated federal law when she accepted “impermissible gifts” in connection with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021.
The bipartisan Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended that the Committee further review the allegations.
These are serious allegations, and it is important that we hold our elected officials accountable for their actions. We cannot let anyone, regardless of party affiliation, get away with breaking the law.
As more information becomes available, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and demand transparency and fairness in our political system.