Leftists often say that Conservatives only want to get rich, but left-wing politicians never seem to be poorer when they leave office than when they got there. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is well-known for how much money she has made in politics. Now, it looks like some younger Democrats want their share of the money, but they’ve made the mistake of being too open about it.
The House Ethics Committee and the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) are looking into four House Democrats right now. Two of them are members of the notorious “Squad.” Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Cori Bush (D-MO) are among the left-leaning lawmakers who are thought to have broken House ethics rules.
In 2021, AOC went to New York’s $30,000-a-head Met Gala wearing a handmade dress with the words “Tax the rich” written across the back. The OCE says in an 18-page report that the dress, shoes, purse, and jewelry she was given for the event were all “illegal gifts.” Legislators are not allowed to accept gifts with a monetary value. AOC has now paid the rental value of the items she was given, but she didn’t do that until the OCE asked her to.
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Bush is also facing two complaints that he broke rules about how campaign money should be spent. On March 2, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust asked the Federal Election Commission to look into whether Bush broke the rules by using campaign money to pay a security guard, who she later married. Now, a super PAC that supports conservatives has also asked for this to be looked into.
In addition to the “Squad” members, Senate candidates Katie Porter (D-CA) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) are also facing ethics complaints about how they have spent their campaign money. People who complain the most about wealth always seem determined to get as much as they can, even if they have to break the rules to do so.