Ethics watchdog calls for investigation into AOC using House video for campaign

A watchdog group is calling on the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for using video of House proceedings in the promotion of her election campaign.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust’s report highlighted four instances in which Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign social media account reposted videos of herself speaking on the House floor. Federal law and House rules prohibit congressional members from utilizing official House resources, which are funded by taxpayers and evoke the authority of the government, for their own campaign use.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attends the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“The law is quite clear that Members cannot use official resources, and specifically House video, for political purposes,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT, said.
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