Ahead of President Trump’s inauguration, John Lewis butted heads with him, saying that he is not a legitimate president.” Thankfully he is now paying for these words.
It has been reported that a conservative watchdog group have been investigating Lewis and his chief of staff as they have allegedly been breaking House ethics rules.
Senior House staff is barred by ethics rules from serving in any fiduciary role for a political organization. Specifically, the rules state campaign treasurers as a role that staffers can’t serve in—something that both Lewis and Collins have violated.
“In this case, not only did Collins directly violate these rules,” FACT wrote in a letter to OCE, “but Representative Lewis also violated the ethics rules because his own campaign employed Collins in a prohibited position and paid him a prohibited salary.”
Collins has already been sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee for failing to disclose or pay taxes on more than $50,000 in income from Lewis’ campaigns. In the past two years, Collins’ income was exactly the limit for senior staff.
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