Blog — Ethics

June 11, 2014

Rep. Stockman Offers Creative Explanation to Ethics Committee

By CREW Staff

Steve Stockman 113th CongressThe Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) released its latest report on the campaign finance shenanigans of Texas Rep. Steve Stockman today and boy, is it... ummm, something.

Generally, subjects of OCE investigations make at least some small effort to offer reasonable explanations for their conduct.  Not Rep. Stockman.  We’d particularly direct readers to paragraphs 64-68

Rep. Steve Stockman explanation

Even the willfully gullible ethics committee (of course it is credible that Rep. Greg Meeks “lost” the loan agreement that would have proved he hadn’t accepted an illegal $40,000 gift) may have trouble swallowing Rep. Stockman’s story.

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