Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in hot water.
After years of presenting herself as a populist representative who only does what the people want, she’s now facing a stunning rebuke by the House Ethics Committee.
And now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s entire career could unravel at any point thanks to one investigation.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has built a name for herself as one of the most radical left-wing members of Congress.
An openly avowed socialist, Ocasio-Cortez has proved to be even farther to the Left than Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi during her four years in office.
And with tens of millions of Democrats across the country looking to her as a source for inspiration when it comes to pushing some of the most radical policies on the Left’s agenda, it’s no wonder that she has amassed a dedicated group of loyalists in Congress, known as the “Squad”.
But now, after years of media fawning and social media stardom, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s entire political career could soon be coming apart at the seams.
And it’s all because of one stunning investigation against her launched by the House Ethics Committee.
USA Today reports, “The U.S. House Committee on Ethics is investigating a complaint concerning Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
“The committee confirmed the move in a statement Wednesday, though it did not provide additional details on the topic of the investigation. It did confirm the Office of Congressional Ethics referred the matter to the committee in June. The Office of Congressional Ethics is a nonpartisan, independent entity that reviews misconduct allegations against House lawmakers and their staff.”
In the statement, the Ethics Committee also signaled that their investigation into Ocasio-Cortez will drag on into 2023.
What is most surprising about this statement however is the lack of clarification as to what exactly she is being investigated for.
This has led to an array of rumors as to the source of the ethics complaint, and the extent to which she could be in trouble with either the rules of the House of Representatives, or perhaps even federal law itself.
“The New York lawmaker’s office said in a statement to USA TODAY that ‘The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests,’” adds USA Today.
While the exact details of what drove the investigation into Ocasio-Cortez likely will not be revealed until 2023, the extent of the investigation and the fact that the allegations against her are currently being withheld has led to speculation that the “matter” could be a serious legal issue for her.
House Ethics Committee investigations are notorious in helping to bring about the political downfall of multiple politicians across the political spectrum, as voters usually do not have any tolerance for political officials who engage in unethical behavior.
Should Ocasio-Cortez find herself in more trouble than she already is, there may be calls for her to step down and resign, or perhaps even a primary challenge from within the Democratic Party during the 2024 elections.