Steven Ahle| Opinion| Ethics charges have been filed against Rep Haley Stevens after she used a picture from her House floor rant to fundraise with.
House members are forbidden to use pictures of themselves in their offices or on the House floor in order to raise campaign funds.
The ethics charges have been filed by Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) with the Office of Congressional Ethics. Waiting for someone to be disciplined by the House Ethics Committee is a very long wait.
The complaint says:
In spite of the clear rules prohibiting Members from using photographs of the House floor and soliciting campaign contributions tied to official actions, Representative Stevens sent a fundraising email that did both.”
She won’t even get a slap on the wrist form her violation if they don’t acquit her completely. At least we can take comfort in the belief that she will not be reelected. She ran as a moderate but votes as a socialist. And she represents a district won by President Trump.
A government watchdog filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against Democratic Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens, alleging she violated congressional ethics requirements in a campaign fundraising email that featured a picture of herself on the House floor.
“In spite of the clear rules prohibiting Members from using photographs of the House floor and soliciting campaign contributions tied to official actions, Representative Stevens sent a fundraising email that did both,” the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) wrote in its complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics.
“The ethics rules explicitly prohibit Members from using House floor photographs for campaign purposes and from soliciting campaign contributions tied to votes,” Kendra Arnold, Executive Director of FACT said in a press release.
“It is important these laws are followed and enforced to protect taxpayers and ensure every vote is taken on its merit and not for political gain.”