Elizabeth Warren learned of an ethics complaint against her during her debate last night, and the moderator pressed her on it too!
Here’s more via Free Beacon:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) claimed she was unaware of the ethics complaint against her during a U.S. Senate debate in Massachusetts Tuesday.
During the debate, Republican challenger Geoff Diehl pointed out Warren is alleged to have fundraised off Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, asking for donations in exchange for her vote against the nominee.
“Senator Warren was fundraising illegally using the vote on Justice Kavanaugh, the confirmation vote, to try to raise money for her campaigns,” Diehl said.
What the complaint is about:
Diehl was referencing a complaint sent Monday to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) sent the complaint to Sens. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) and Chris Coons (D., Del.), the respective committee chairman and vice chairman.
It alleges Warren fundraised based off her intended vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court. The Senate prohibits “linking a promise of official action to a solicitation of campaign contributions.”
Warren had not even heard about it yet…and tried to dodge it:
Warren initially ignored the comment, accusing Diehl of failing to sufficiently criticize President Donald Trump’s conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.
After some back and forth between the candidates, one of the moderators cut off Warren’s complaint about the president to return to the ethics complaint against her. “I would like to drill down on what Representative Diehl said. The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing – did you or did you not do that?”
“Actually, I don’t know,” she replied.
The audience gasped.
“Yes, there’s an ethics complaint that has been filed about a fundraising email,” one moderator replied.
“Then, then I will, I will check into it,” Warren said, “but I don’t know.”
She doesn’t know? How can she not know?
Also, that was well played by Diehl. Way to shoot arrows right through Warren’s teepee!
I doubt it will help in the long run though. Warren leads by at least 22 points according to polls.