Warren, Harris Among Worst Ethics Violators of 2018
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Both Democrats used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment to fundraise, sending out emails claiming the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. FACT subsequently filed an ethics complaint, pointing to a section of Senate Ethics rules which “prohibit Senators from solicitating campaign contributions based upon any action taken in their official capacity. By linking a promise of official action with campaign contributions, a Senator violates a ‘basic principle’ of Senate Ethics that guards against conflicts of interest.”