BUSTED! Rep. John Lewis and His Top Aide Hit With Ethics Violation Complaint!

A Congressional watchdog group, FACTS, is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Representative John Lewis and his aide, Michael Collins. One of the House ethics rules is that a staff member, i.e. Chief of Staff, cannot also serve in the House members campaign staff. Michael Collins did both at the same this and was paid for both functions. Sounds like a slam dunk case to me.

As Written By Lachlan Markay for the Free Beacon: 

Group claims House Dem and his chief of staff violated rules on outside employment.

A watchdog group is asking congressional ethics officials to investigate Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) and his chief of staff over apparent violations of House ethics rules, according to a letter released on Monday.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust’s letter is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe Lewis chief of staff Michael Collins’ dual roles in the congressman’s Washington office and as the treasurer for his 2016 reelection campaign.

Ethics rules bar senior House staff from serving in any fiduciary role for a political organization, and specifically mentioned campaign treasurers as a prohibited position for such staffers.

FACT’s complaint doesn’t just target Collins; it claims that Lewis himself is culpable for ethics violations by his top staffer.

“In this case, not only did Collins directly violate these rules, but Representative Lewis also violated the ethics rules because his own campaign employed Collins in a prohibited position and paid him a prohibited salary,” FACT wrote in its letter to …..


Rep. John Lewis and Top Aide Hit With Ethics Complaint



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  • Doc37lives

    John Lewis is not only too damned stupid to be in our congress he does not meet the jurisdictional requirements for citizenship.

    • MmeMoxie

      It really doesn’t matter what you think of Rep. John Lewis – His constituents have voted for him as their Representative for 32 years. His district is largely made up of blacks – There is your answer. Sad, I know.

    • grama18

      PUT him in Jail OR better yet. Strand him on a island all by himself.

  • DenverKitty

    OFF with their HEADS…for stupidity.

  • KC


  • USMC 64-68

    That’s not hard to do: it’s not hard to expose a commiecrat’s ethical problems. You can’t be a democrat leader unless you reject ethical standards as well as patriotism.

  • R Roger Stewart

    Lewis, like most liberal socialist, is another one of those that believes the rules don’t apply to him – “Rules? We don’t need no stinkin rules!”

  • NamMedic

    The liberal double standard in action.

  • Chet

    Aw, you know the congressman had no such knowledge of any of this… In fact, he knew nothing of the sort till he saw this piece as it wasn’t on the news…

  • MmeMoxie

    Typical of a Democ-rat to be getting two paychecks. Of course, John Lewis knew about this and encouraged it, when he heard how it could be done. I highly doubt that Rep. Lewis knew any of the Ethic Rules for 2016, since it looks like his Chief-of- Staff went ahead and did this. Rep. John Lewis will get a slap on the hand, saying “Bad, bad boy” that is all they do to black Democ-rats. They are afraid to start a “war” with blacks. Does anyone remember what the Ethics Committee did to Rep. Tom DeLay??? Delay finally proved he was innocent, after he had to resign and went to court in Texas winning his case. The Democ-rats play dirty and always have.

  • JenniferP

    Lewis, a walking, talking ethics violation.