(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to Breitbart News, Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) was the subject of an ethics complaint for providing the Clerk of the House with a fraudulent official statement.
he Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has been asked to look into Axne’s claims that she needed to vote by proxy owing to an ongoing public health emergency while taking a “scheduled” vacation in France, according to the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT).
Axne wrote to the Clerk requesting permission to allow her Democratic buddy, Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), to vote via proxy. Axne and 187 other MPs cast proxy votes on August 12 to pass the $700 billion “Inflation Reduction” Act, which was approved by a vote total of 220 to 207.
Additionally, images from the congresswoman’s son’s Instagram account showed her on vacation in France around the time she cast her proxy vote. Axne was pictured with her husband and children in the since-deleted photos with the title “France Pt. 1,” which were posted on August 11.
In the formal letter she sent to the Clerk over the weekend, Axne stated that she was “unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency,” but she later admitted that she had lied:
According to the complaint, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave the go-ahead for members of Congress to cast their votes by proxy in May 2020 after being informed by the Sergeant-at-Arms that a “public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus is in effect.”
Proxy voting is, however, only permitted because of the “public health emergency” and is not allowed for any other reason. “If that is not the reason for the proxy vote,” the complaint stated, “then the Member is making a false statement to the House Clerk.”
Members of the House are required to “conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reflects creditably on the House.” Members are therefore prohibited from lying to the House Clerk. This includes willful abuse of the proxy vote rules and making false statements to the house clerk.
Rep. Victoria Axne lied.