New York Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney were praised and criticized following their Met Gala attendance.
According to Fox Business, both House Financial Services Committee members missed part of a meeting marking up the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package to attend the event..
At the gala, the progressive politicians wore dresses amplifying their political messages. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s dress spelled out “Tax The Rich”.
Rep. Maloney’s gown included “Equal Rights for Women”.
The American Accountability Foundation filed a formal complaint against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney were guests of the Museum at the gala.”
JIMMIE JOHNSON: IF NEW YORK REPRESENTATIVES ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ AND CAROLYN MALONEY WEREN’T ALREADY TURNING HEADS IN D-C, THEY ARE NOW.
THE TWO ARE UNDER FIRE AFTER SKIPPING PARTS OF A CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET MEETING TO ATTEND THE MET GALA IN NEW YORK CITY.
BOTH SERVE ON THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ACCORDING TO FOX BUSINESS, MISSED THE FIRST DAY FOR THE MARKUP OF THE $3.5 TRILLION BUDGET RECONCILIATION PACKAGE. THAT’S NOT ALL.
THE AMERICAN ACCOUNTABILITY FOUNDATION, A CONSERVATIVE RESEARCH ORGANIZATION TWEETED IT, “FILED A FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST AOC FOR HER BLATANT ETHICS VIOLATIONS AT THE NYC MET GALA.”
THE ORGANIZATION IS CLAIMING, AOC’S TICKET AND GOWN DON’T CONSTITUTE AS OFFICIAL DUTIES, BUT THEY DIDN’T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT MALONEY’S TICKET.
I CONTACTED THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART AND THEY CONFIRMED AOC AND MALONEY WERE GUESTS OF THE GALA.
WILL CAIN: AOC IS AT AN EVENT — AND I DON’T CARE IF SHE GOT A TICKET HANDED TO HER, IT COSTS 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS.. A TICKET TO THE MET COSTS 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS.”
JIMMIE: A-O-C, WHO WORE A TRADITIONAL WHITE DRESS WITH THE PHRASE “TAX THE RICH” IN RED ON THE BACK, SAID THIS IN HER OWN DEFENSE…
AOC: “THEY WANT YOU TO THINK THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RICH, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DOCTOR OR A LAWYER INSTEAD OF SOMEONE WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF NOT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.”
JIMMIE: MALONEY’S MARDI GRAS COLORED GOWN READ “EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN.”
IN A TWEET, SHE SAID “ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK. I HAVE LONG USED FASHION AS A FORCE 4 CHANGE…”
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