Judiciary Committee Dems hit with ethics complaints over ‘suspicious’ conduct


Three Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee were hit with ethics complaints Wednesday, connected to a slew of alleged violations related to campaign fundraising.

Nonprofit watchdog group Americans for Public Trust filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Lucy McBath, D-Ga., calling for investigations of possible violations of House rules and federal law. The organization, founded by former National Republican Congressional Committee research director Caitlin Sutherland, also filed complaints against Dean and McBath with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“All three of these members have engaged in disturbing activities that appear to us to be violations of federal law and House rules. This is especially alarming given all three sit on the prestigious House Judiciary Committee, which has direct oversight responsibilities over the U.S. Department of Justice and, by extension, the nation’s law enforcement,” said Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general and outside counsel to Americans for Public Trust. “We’re calling on the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics to immediately investigate these suspicious activities.”

Fox News reached out to the offices of all three congresswomen for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

The complaints against Dean claim that after she suspended her campaign for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, she used campaign funds from that race to go toward the congressional campaign she launched soon afterward. The complaints allege that this violated federal law — and by extension, House rules  because campaigns for federal office must only use funds that were subject to the FEC. The complaints state that these expenditures continued after Dean was elected to Congress, and totaled more than $17,000. more here

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15 Comments on Judiciary Committee Dems hit with ethics complaints over ‘suspicious’ conduct

  1. Wow, I’m just absolutely shocked! Suspicious activities on a dem committee?

    If you want to make a front page splash on a news report just locate a democrat elected official that’s conducting themselves honorably. You’ll find them next to the unicorns.

  2. The member pictured to lead the story is Pramila Jayapal. Born in a third world shithole, moved to Seattle and is doing her best to turn us into a third world shithole.

  3. Huh. Adam Laxalt, failed Republican candidate for Nevada governor, is right in the middle of this. Good for him.

  4. If found guilty, these dems will receive a small fine and/or slap on the wrist. If you are expecting justice, don’t hold your breath.

  5. Why bother? I’m so sick of the charade of equal justice. Elitist will never get the degree of “justice” Stone has had thrust upon him for minor shit.

    The criminally insane are running the ‘justice’ department. McCabe not to be tried?????? Holy shit, they should have given him the Stone arrest treatment.

    Has Barr shown his true colors and just deepened the swamp?

  6. Lucy McBath, it must suck to be campaigning in GA-6 for reelection while under investigation for ethics violations, campaign finance crimes, lingering questions about your district residency shenanigans and your stealth AOC voting record. Better start packing your carpetbags for Tennessee.


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