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Did AOC's Meta Gala stunt violate Federal Ethics Laws?

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got a lot of buzz for the dress she wore at the 2021 Met Gala Monday evening. Many have called her out for the blatant hypocrisy of presenting

such a message while hobnobbing with the super-rich at an event where the cost of an individual ticket was $30,000-$35,000.

Members of Congress make $174,000+ in salary — which means that the tickets she needed to get into the event cost more than a third of her salary. How did she pay for the tickets? And then the dress on top of that? It was custom-made by an “immigrant designer” according to AOC. The designer immigrated from Toronto.

But, let’s just focus on the tickets. Did she pay for the tickets, or did she receive them as a gift?

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