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Schakowsky breaks House ethics rules by raising funds during sit-in

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WASHINGTON DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) led in the 24 hour plus U.S. House sit-in of Democrats demanding votes on gun legislation that could not get out of House committees. But while she was sitting on the U.S. House floor, she not only tweeted out photos and comments, she attempted to raise funds from the House floor.

A Breitbart story explains:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who participated in the protest, sent a message to supporters while literally on the House floor, using the left-wing fundraising platform ActBlue (emphasis added):

I’m asking you while sitting here on the House floor: Will you support our fund to elect public servants willing to stand up to the NRA? We need to take action immediately. We won’t be able to make real change until the NRA-funded obstruction is over. That’s why we need a change in Congress. Chip in right now to help us make that happen.

House Ethics Committee rules specify that congressional resources, including the physical space of the building itself, may not be used for political fundraising (original emphasis).

The rest of the story is HERE.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Jan, you’re an idiot! All the NRA does is see to it the law is followed, you know the 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
    Its very telling that you haters, hate on a law abiding group that has respect for rule of law… and protects us from commiecrat tyranny.

  2. Ah, DMAC57, so this rule is meaningless?
    It is permissible for House employees to do campaign work, but only outside of congressional space, without the use of any House resources, and on their own time (as opposed to “official” time for which they are compensated by the House).

  3. You are apparently an Obama voter…
    Liberals are ideologically driven and have no love for the law. They are unconcerned with whether their actions are legal. Their basis for what is right or wrong is how strongly they ‘feel’ about it. If they think something ought to be this way or that; they don’t care what the rules, statutes or Constitution says or the reasons it was written that way.

  4. Ask Jan how well things are going in the City of Evanston where her political machine has bankrupted a once prosperous city. Shootings are a regular occurrence in Evanston too because the police are supposed to be social workers.