(RoyalPatriot.com )- There has been an ethics complaint filed against California Democrat Adam Schiff’s campaign video for the Senate seat being vacated by Dianne Feinstein.
An excerpt of Schiff’s argument for President Trump’s second impeachment from the Senate floor is shown in the video, which the watchdog organization Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) claims is in violation of congressional regulations.
Federal law specifies that “appropriations should be utilized solely to the objectives for which the appropriations were authorized unless as otherwise allowed by law,” as FACT pointed out in a letter to the House Ethics Committee. In order to ensure compliance with this regulation, the Members are prohibited from utilizing any institutional resource for personal or partisan gain under the ethical standards.
Taxpayer-funded “official resources” include things like a lawmaker’s website, social media profiles, and recordings and recordings of speeches made on the House or Senate floor. The letter went on to say that “Congress floor proceedings footage is clearly identified as an official resource that Members are forbidden from accessing for political purposes in both the House ethics rules and the Senate rules.”
To put it simply, a Member of the House of Representatives is not allowed to exploit official government resources such photos or videos taken within the House or the Senate in violation of House ethics guidelines. It doesn’t matter whether the image or video was first published elsewhere, such as on another website or by a news organization; it still counts as a picture or video of events from the floor.
Former CIA director and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Schiff, the former head of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, of leaking secret material during the Trump administration last week.
According to Pompeo, Schiff was instrumental in the Trump-Russia probe, which was plagued by leaks to the media for years.
Once the Republican Party gained control of the House of Representatives in November, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the new speaker, followed good on an earlier promise to remove Schiff from the committee in January.