The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds! They tout themselves as paragons of virtue when they are the furthest thing from it!
Just when we are finding out that under Obama, Border Patrol agents had to use their own money to buy food & basic necessities for unaccompanied illegal minors caught crossing the border because his administration didn’t provide funding, now two top Democrats have been found to be top ethics violators. Paragons of virtue indeed!
The Daily Wire is reporting:
“According to a nonpartisan watchdog group, two Democratic senators were the “top ethics violators of 2018” because they solicited donations by trumpeting their antagonism to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation during the hearings to confirm him. Those two senators were — drum roll — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
In October, The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics targeting the two senators. 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 “questioned 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.
The complaint added:
Senate Ethics Rules prohibit Senators from soliciting campaign contributions based upon any action taken in their official capacity. By linking a promise of official action with campaign contributions, a Senator violates a “basic principle” of Senate Ethics that guards against conflicts of interest. The Senate Ethics Manual is clear that a Senator “should never use the prestige or influence of a position in the Senate for personal gain . . . . This provision was intended ‘as a broad prohibition against members, officers or employees deriving financial benefit, directly or indirectly, from the use of their official position.’” Moreover, Senators are to act based upon merit, not on partisan affiliation or for campaign contributions.
As National Review noted, “Bottom of FormWarren, meanwhile, called the ethics complaint ‘frivolous’ when informed of the filing during a session on the Senate floor and later called FACT ‘one of these shadowy dark money groups’ in comments to reporters.”
As The Daily Wire reported at the beginning of November, Warren only learned of the ethics complaint against her when she was informed by her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl in a debate. After Diehl introduced the subject, a moderator pursued the issue, asking, “The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing — did you or did you not do that?” Warren answered, “Actually, I don’t know.” Another moderator pressed, “Yes, an ethics complaint has been filed about a fundraising email,” prompting Warren to reply, “Then, then I will, I will check into it — but I don’t know.”
FACT has exhibited its non-partisan perspective before, having cited Republican speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as some of the “top ethics violators of 2018” because they did not pursue allegations of the sexual harassment of congressional staffers and interns with enough vigor.”
Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are reportedly both running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. The left & mainstream media are all over President Trump for anything he does. In September, CNN ran a piece titled, “Donald Trump’s failing grade on ethics.” The story is about a poll taken on how ethical Trump is. CNN crowed “President Donald Trump loves to tout the fact that there has never been another president like him. When it comes to his ratings on ethics, he’s right. Trump was judged by more than 50% of respondents to have lower ethical standards than six [prior presidents].”
Apparently CNN forgot how almost every poll on the 2016 election was wrong & Trump won. Oh and guess what, a quick search of CNN’s site for Kamala Harris & Elizabeth Warren and “ethics” reveals there are no stories on the two being top ethics violators of 2018. Yeah, there’s no bias over at CNN! And speaking of Warren, she said of President Trump: “There’s no real question that the Trump era has given us the most nakedly corrupt leadership this nation has seen in our lifetimes.” Sorry Warren, but you just won “top ethics violator,” and Trump hasn’t.
We won’t hear about Harris & Warren’s ethics violations from MSM or the left. They don’t want people to know how much their sh-t stinks, and it stinks, bad.