The House Committee on Ethics issues a statement on Wednesday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under investigation. Details about what the investigation is looking into haven’t been released but the committee will announce its course of action in the next Congress. Committee Acting Chair Susan Wild says the investigation “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
According to Fox:
The Office of Congressional Ethics is compelled to take up any complaint from any citizens and potentially refer it to the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee can either decide to take up the matter or dismiss it. In this case, the panel decided to “extend the matter.”
The congresswoman has been the subject of scrutiny since coming into office. Last year, she was hit with an ethics complaint over her attendance at the Met Gala in New York. It was alleged that she broke House rules by accepting free tickets to the event, which brings out celebrities and public figures each year.