Congresswoman Lucy McBath and Everytown For Gun Safety involved in a FEC complaint

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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."
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This might cause an issue for Mike Bloomberg as well, since he bankrolls Everytown.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/georgia-rep-lucy-mcbath-endorses-mike-bloombergs-presidential-campaign/2020/02/12/bdd2bdce-4d27-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

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 ;)


View: https://mobile.twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1059907978868998146


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EXCLUSIVE: 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).

“All three of these members have engaged in disturbing activities that appear to us to be violations of federal law and House rules. This is especially alarming given all three sit on the prestigious House Judiciary Committee, which has direct oversight responsibilities over the U.S. Department of Justice and, by extension, the nation’s law enforcement,” said Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general and outside counsel to Americans for Public Trust. "We’re calling on the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics to immediately investigate these suspicious activities.”

Fox News reached out to the offices of all three congresswomen for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

The complaints against Dean claim that after she suspended her campaign for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, she used campaign funds from that race to go toward the congressional campaign she launched soon afterward. The complaints allege that this violated federal law — and by extension, House rules because campaigns for federal office must only use funds that were subject to the FEC. The complaints state that these expenditures continued after Dean was elected to Congress, and totaled more than $17,000.

The OCE complaint against Jayapal describes allegations that the Washington Democrat violated a House rule that prohibits members of Congress from soliciting campaign or political contributions that are "linked with an official action taken or to be taken by a House member." The complaint also notes that federal law prohibits House members from requesting money or other things of value connected with performing an official duty.

The complaint points to tweets from Jayapal related to the "Medicare-for-all" bill that she sponsored, in which she referenced or linked to a C-SPAN broadcast of a House hearing related to the bill while soliciting campaign contributions to keep “momentum going” for the bill. The complaint also alleges that by doing this, Jayapal violated a House rule against using broadcast coverage of official House business for political purposes.

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."

The House Judiciary Committee played a central role in the recently concluded impeachment inquiry — and eventual trial — of President Trump regarding his pressure campaign against Ukraine. The three Democrats flagged in the ethics complaints voted for the articles of impeachment as they were prepared for the floor.

The president was acquitted last week on accusations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in a largely party-line Senate vote.
 

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She's a Dem - it's all good, maybe will pay a fine (out of campaign funds)

If Trump took $0.25 from a Canadian and put it in his campaign coffers - it would be another article of impeachment.

If Rand Paul took the $0.25 he'd be expelled from the Senate.

THERE IS NO EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW.
 

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Its OK they are Dem's. No mater what they say only the Dem's are above the law. These joker's must be voted out the only way our government will be able to move forward is for the Republicans to control the house and the Senate.
 
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She's a Dem - it's all good, maybe will pay a fine (out of campaign funds)

If Trump took $0.25 from a Canadian and put it in his campaign coffers - it would be another article of impeachment.

If Rand Paul took the $0.25 he'd be expelled from the Senate.

THERE IS NO EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW.
QFMFT!

This bitch's head needs to roll, but obviously it won't.
 

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If the Dems get their wish and Citizens United gets overturned, I hope the first orgs to get taken down afterwards are Everytown and Moms Demand.
 

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CU will never be overturned. What we need to prosecute is Bloomberg spreading all sorts of money to liberal causes to shut them up when he says something stupid. Shows his cunning and disdain for a fair fight and the liberal causes lack of integrity.
 
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... The complaints against McBath are connected to money her campaign received from the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.

This might cause an issue for Mike Bloomberg as well, since he bankrolls Everytown.

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.
Just wanted to make sure nobody missed these.


If the Dems get their wish and Citizens United gets overturned, I hope the first orgs to get taken down afterwards are Everytown and Moms Demand.
What is Citizens United?
 

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What is Citizens United?
More fully, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. A Supreme Court decision concerning corporations and political speech, widely viewed by liberals as having been incorrectly decided.

Citizens United v. FEC - Wikipedia

One of the things that liberals who decry the Citizens United verdict appear not to be cognizant of is that "what's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander". The organization at issue in that case was a conservative one, but the opposite decision in Citizens United could just as easily have been applied to an organization that espoused liberal political causes.
 

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CU needs to be overturned for the sake of both parties. Both are guilty of spending an exorbitant amount of money on their pet projects, whether it’s gun control or deregulation. Further it’s jamming up the courts half-asses challenges and crap like this article. Kill off all the PACs and SuperPACs and let’s get to work.

Return the power of the vote to the people.
 
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