Washington, D.C. – Senate hopeful Val Demings has an ethics problem. Shortly after kicking off her campaign, Demings violated House ethics rules that bar the use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign purposes. When confronted with this clear violation, Demings tried to get rid of the evidence, deleting the tweet in question.
Within hours of announcing her Senate bid, Rep. Val Demings (D., Fla.) committed a blatant ethics violation, according to a congressional watchdog.
Demings used her official Twitter account, which has more than 300,000 followers, to direct people to her far less popular campaign account. The Tweet, which was pinned to the top of her timeline before it was deleted by Demings, was in violation of House rules banning the use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign purposes, according to a complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT). – The Washington Free Beacon
Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Priscilla Ivasco: “You can’t make this stuff up. On day one of her campaign for U.S. Senate, Val Demings committed a flagrant violation of ethics rules, and then tried to get rid of the evidence. If this is any indication as to what we can expect from her campaign, it’s going to be a long cycle for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s hand-picked candidate.”