CREW Reacts to Dismissal of Senate Ethics Complaint Against Senator Vitter
Washington, D.C. - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) received a letter from the Senate Ethics Committee stating it was "dismissing without prejudice" CREW's complaint against Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for violating the Senate Rules of Conduct by soliciting for prostitution. CREW deputy director Naomi Seligman released the following statement:
“The Senate Ethics Committee has once again done what it does best: nothing.
Following its standard operating procedure, the Committee announced today that it has dismissed CREW’s complaint against Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) without prejudice. As a result, we will never know whether Sen. Vitter violated Senate Rules by soliciting for prostitution.
While Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who committed suicide last week, was found guilty of operating a prostitution ring, Sen. Vitter has not been held accountable for his activities. He walks away without even a slap on the wrist.”
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact David Merchant at 202.408.5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org