Article by Bryan Howard
November 1, 2018
Senator Elizabeth (I have no Indian in my blood) Warren was involved in a debate with her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl, where she found out she has an ethics complaint against her. The ethics complaint comes from her fundraising off of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing.
On Monday, The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) sent the complaint to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics chair and vice chair. The complaint stated,
Senators Warren and Harris sent campaign fundraising emails based upon their official actions during the confirmation process and upcoming vote of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Warren’s fundraising email stated her position on the ongoing hearing and “demand to delay the confirmation vote.” The email then states: “Elizabeth Warren is running for reelection in 2018 . . DONATE NOW.” Senator Harris sent numerous emails fundraising based upon her official duties. For instance, one of Harris’s fundraising emails stated she “question[ed] Judge Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings” and indicates her position on the confirmation. Then she requested a contribution with a “CONTRIBUTE” button. Both Senators’ emails were sent during the confirmation process and before the Senators were to vote, and their requested campaign donations were intertwined with their official duties as Senators.