424-Page Report Finds David Schweikert's Office Violated Ethics Rules

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:29am
Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
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A 424-page report on Arizona Congressman David Schweikert was released this week supporting charges of ethics violations within his D.C. office.

The U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics poured through documents centered on Oliver Schwab, Schweikert's former chief of staff.

This week, the board voted unanimously to publish the findings after concluding Schwab violated multiple ethics rules. This included making impermissible contributions to his boss, using funds to pay for a personal trip to the Super Bowl in Arizona and allowing himself and his wife to earn $60,000 beyond the income limit allowed for senior House staff.

The committee says neither Schweikert or Schwab cooperated with the investigation.

Schweikert vows the investigation will not interfere with his re-election efforts.

For more on the investigation and its significance, The Show spoke with John Bresnahan, congressional bureau chief for Politico.

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