Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is facing an investigation from the House Committee on Ethics, according to a press release.
Sparse details about the inquiry were given, but the release explained that the Office of Congressional Ethics had relayed the matter to the panel back in June. The committee explained in the release that it was extending the investigation of Ocasio-Cortez.
“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” the panel emphasized.
House Ethics says they’re extending their investigation into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (important to note this doesn’t necessarily mean any wrongdoing has occurred, and in any case, they’re punting further action until the 118th Congress) pic.twitter.com/yra3bLNu39
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) December 7, 2022
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