Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) found out the hard way she had an ethics complaint lodged against her – on live TV during her debate with her challenger.
Ouch…She was debating Republican challenger Geoff Diehl who stopped the show and explained to the audience how she is accused of fundraising off the Kavanaugh smear job and promising a vote in return. Which is a no-no in the swamp. As reported by The Free Beacon:
Warren initially ignored the comment, accusing Diehl of failing to sufficiently criticize President Donald Trump’s conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. (Video Below)
After some back and forth between the candidates, one of the moderators cut off Warren’s complaint about the president to return to the ethics complaint against her. “I would like to drill down on what Representative Diehl said. The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing – did you or did you not do that?”
“Actually, I don’t know,” she replied. The audience gasped. “Yes, there’s an ethics complaint that has been filed about a fundraising email,” one moderator replied.
“Then, then I will, I will check into it,” Warren said, “but I don’t know.”
To be sure the Kavanaugh smear job was the worst kind of show because in their quest to score cheap political points they not only destroyed Kavanaugh’s reputation but did considerable damage to their own reputations. Look, this hit job scarred everyone who came near and they will have to deal with the fallout for years to come.
As reported by The Washington Times: A watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint Monday against Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for sending out fundraising emails asking for donations to support their votes against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — even before they cast their votes against him.
While voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the watchdog group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), says asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying.
FACT asked the Senate ethics committee to probe fundraising emails sent by Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, and Ms. Harris, California Democrat.
Ms. Warren’s email said she was demanding a delay on the judge’s confirmation vote and asked for donations for her 2018 election campaign, while Ms. Harris’s emails detailed several of her actions as a member of the Judiciary Committee, including her questioning of the president’s pick for the high court, and asking for contributions.