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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Watchdog: House Democrats Violated Ethics Rules During Gun Control Sit-In

House Democrats violated ethics rules during last week’s sit-in demanding action on gun control, according to a watchdog group.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed a formal complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics Monday charging that Democratic lawmakers violated the chamber’s ethics rules by fundraising off of official actions and using the House floor for political purposes.

The group noted fundraising emails from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee signed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that solicited campaign donations during the nearly 26-hour sit-in.

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