December 7 2022 WASHINGTON DC – AOC is under investigation in Congress by the House Ethics Committee, announced by officials today.
The details provided were vague and it is not immediately clear on what the investigation will pertain to.
“We are confident that this matter will be dismissed,” AOC representative Lauren Hitt told Business Insider.
The panel says they will announce its course of action for investigation, after its meeting in the next Congress, according to official statement.
“Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), and 17A(j), the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on June 23, 2022.
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 Committee will announce its course of action in this matter following its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules in the 118th Congress. ” read the official statement from Ethics Committee