House Ethics Committee
He was about to get some bad news.
The GOP congressman spent lots of taxpayer money to settle a harassment lawsuit. He said he’d pay us back. He hasn’t.
A lawmaker tasked with addressing sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled his own harassment claim.
The Texas congressman is accused of settling with the woman he fired using a taxpayer-funding account.
“I believe these women, I see the pattern and there is only one conclusion," Rep. Pramila Jayapal said.
On Sunday, the House Democratic leader wouldn't say if the congressman should resign.
The probe may not even deliver the formal, public investigation activists are likely hoping for.
When Socrates and his two great disciples composed a system of rational ethics, they were hardly proposing practical legislation
Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted angrily. "You don't need an ethics watchdog if you have ethics," she explained
House lawmakers and their staffers used to make about 150 stops there a year on their privately sponsored jaunts around the world. Then came a massive ethics investigation, and they all stopped taking those free trips to Turkey -- cold.