Tags: Supreme Court | kamala harris | elizabeth warren | fundraising | brett kavanaugh | ethics committee

Watchdog Group Hits Warren, Harris for Fundraising Ahead of Kavanaugh Vote

senator kamala harris speaks at the podium in front of a stop brett kavanaugh banner
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 29 October 2018 06:16 PM

An ethics complaint has reportedly been filed against Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for fundraising to support their vote against Justice Brett Kavanaugh — before they actually voted.

The Washington Times reported Monday the conservative Foundation for Accountability and Civic Truth asked the Senate ethics committee to look into the emails.

Voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the right-leaning watchdog group said, but asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying, the Washington Times reported.

According to the Washington Times, Warren's email said she was demanding a delay on the judge's confirmation vote and asked for donations for her 2018 election campaign; Harris' emails detailed several of her actions as a member of the Judiciary Committee, including her questioning of the president's pick for the high court, and asking for contributions.

"This is a clear violation of the Senate Ethics rules which safeguard against the appearance or actuality of elected officials 'cashing in' on their official position for political purposes," said Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT, the news outlet reported.

There was no immediate comment from Harris or Warren, the news outlet reported.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have an ethic complaint filed against them for fundraising to support their vote against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to The Washington Times.
kamala harris, elizabeth warren, fundraising, brett kavanaugh, ethics committee
196
2018-16-29
Monday, 29 October 2018 06:16 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved