Feb 13, 2020
From Fox News:
Three Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee were hit with ethics complaints Wednesday, connected to a slew of alleged violations related to campaign fundraising.
Nonprofit watchdog group Americans for Public Trust filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Lucy McBath, D-Ga., calling for investigations of possible violations of House rules and federal law. The organization, founded by former National Republican Congressional Committee research director Caitlin Sutherland, also filed complaints against Dean and McBath with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The complaints against McBath are connected to money her campaign received from the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. McBath had been employed by Everytown prior to launching her congressional campaign in March 2018, and the complaint states that she remained employed there for roughly two more months. During that time, she appeared on television as both a candidate and a spokesperson for Everytown.
The complaints also allege that McBath received money from Everytown for her campaign during that time, even though Everytown reported in an FEC filing that they first began contributing to McBath's campaign on April 25, 2018.
"However, Everytown began spending in the election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District while Representative McBath was still serving as the group’s national spokesperson," the OCE complaint says. "It is not publicly known what level of involvement Representative McBath had in Everytown’s expenditures against her eventual general election opponent while she was still employed by Everytown."
This might cause an issue for Mike Bloomberg as well, since he bankrolls Everytown.
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.), a gun regulation activist whose son was shot and killed, endorsed Mike Bloomberg’s Democratic presidential campaign Wednesday, joining a growing coterie of House members to support the former New York mayor two years after he helped elect them to Congress.
The relationship between Bloomberg and McBath, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, started years before her 2018 election, when she worked closely with groups he funded on increasing gun regulation in Georgia.
Perhaps this would be a good time to start investigating some stuff Mom-At-Arms and our grassroots allies has brought up in recent months, such as Everytown’s C3 charity working to violate Pennsylvania state law and assist in an illegal ordinance. Maybe it can also be looked into if the charity violated C3 laws by attempting to influence push back from legislation in Virginia that hasn’t become law yet. Most of all though, we believe this valid complaint to the FEC warrants an investigation into the Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund to see if additional FEC violations may have occurred.
Whatever you do though, please don‘t comment about any of Mcbath’s complaint to Shannon Watts. They’re buddies and it wouldn’t be nice ;)