It seems like not a week passes by where Democrats are not facing some sort of ethics complaint or scandal.
An ethics complaint filed by a government watchdog group known as the Foundation for Accountability and Trust (FACT), alleges that leading Democrat lawmakers misused public resources and funds.
FACT claims that these representatives broke the rules governing social media conduct by using public resources, paid for by the taxpayer, which includes their official websites and social media pages, for partisan political purposes.
Among the violations are both original social media posts and reposts, the latter of which is forbidden entirely in the current ethics rules. Here are just some of the posts mentioned in the lengthy FACT ethics report:
At this moment 3 years ago, I was presiding with then-Vice President Pence over the Joint Session of Congress to certify the 2020 election and the peaceful transfer of power to President Biden and Vice President Harris when a violent mob—enflamed by the former president—stormed… pic.twitter.com/rQV65H4gjk
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 6, 2024
Oil companies brought in $200 billion in profit last year. Yet the prices at the pump and on our utility bills remain high.
“That, ladies and gentleman, is what we call the oil cartel.” pic.twitter.com/aaMyyDakW6
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) July 27, 2023
We need to invest in our communities on the front end not just to save money on the back end but to address the trauma and negative outcomes that come from underinvestment and harmful policies like redlining. pic.twitter.com/3IRVC8xqGE
— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) July 23, 2023
Executive Director of FACT Kendra Arnold stated:
“This is not an isolated incident. These violations are rampant and obvious, and clearly the OCE’s failure to act has encouraged continued violations.
This failure has also incentivized these Members to use House proceedings for political campaigning rather than doing what is in the best interest of the country.
Likewise, it is also clear why these Members are doing this, it’s for a political advantage and one that is paid for by the taxpayers.
The OCE has both the authority and a clear responsibility to ensure each ethics violation is dealt with swiftly.
Not doing so both permits clear violations to continue and erodes the public’s trust in the OCE itself.”
Below is the full ethics complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust against leading Democrat lawmakers.
Daily Wire explained:
FACT said that the violations are serious because they allow politicians to give a sense of official legitimacy to campaign accounts.
The complaint included about 91 pages of evidence documenting the violations of official House rules.
One example included Pelosi posting House January 6 footage from her official campaign account.