On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics said that it is investigating Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.).
They released a statement that said that the Office of Congressional Ethics has forwarded its investigation into the congresswoman to the panel in June, which usually means that the office believes an ethics law has been violated.
“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” said the panel.
A spokesperson for AOC dismissed the in a statement to Forbes.
“The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests,” said the spokesperson.
The committee said it plans to “announce its course of action in this matter following its organizational meeting and adoption of Committee Rules in the 118th Congress.”
When Republicans assume control of the House in the new year, the panel will address the issue.