A report by Fox News stated that the House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez under investigation by House Ethics Committee https://t.co/ZVS2E9yW42
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) December 7, 2022
In a statement, the committee said it would issue a statement regarding its investigation of the lawmaker after its next meeting in 2023.
The committee did not provide details about the nature of its investigation into AOC. In June, the Office of Congressional Ethics sent its investigation regarding the lawmaker to the House ethics panel.
According to Susan Wild, the committee's acting chair, the disclosure of the investigation doesn't mean an actual violation occurred.
Since she became a member of congress, the lawmaker has been the subject of various controversies. One of these was her attendance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala.
When the controversy erupted, the lawmaker responded by saying that New York's elected officials are often invited to the Met Gala. She noted that she was one of the several individuals in attendance.