AOC responds to Met Gala criticism: 'I ... have been so heavily and relentlessly policed'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday responded to criticism of her appearance at the Met Gala, a costume fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art that attracts some of the country's most elite celebrities.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday responded to criticism of her appearance at the Met Gala, a costume fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art that attracts some of the world's most elite celebrities.

Ocasio-Cortez was photographed at the gala on Monday evening donning a white gown with the phrase, "Tax the rich," at the event where tickets start at more than $30,000. The congresswoman noted on social media that she and other New York elected officials are invited to the gala every year.

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"I thought about the criticism I'd get, but honestly I and my body have been so heavily and relentlessly policed from all corners politically since the moment I won my election that it's kind of become expected and normalized to me," Ocasio-Cortez said in response to a question on her…
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