Loeffler’s “‘minefield’ of potential ethical issues” again front and center after assignment to Senate committee that oversees regulation of her husband’s business interests
ATLANTA — “Political mega-donor” Kelly Loeffler has only been in the Senate for one day and already her “‘minefield’ of potential ethical issues” is putting her back under scrutiny as a new Wall Street Journal report reveals that her committee assignments will allow her to oversee a key regulator of her husband’s firm. These latest revelations come after reports on the firm’s extensive history influence-peddling with lawmakers and making lobbyist hires as part of the revolving door between her business interests and Washington — including spending an eye-popping $17 million as part of their lobbying efforts since 2002.
“After buying herself a temporary Senate appointment, Kelly Loeffler’s committee assignments now put her in a prime position to get a return on her investment,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Considering the whopping $17 million her firm already spent on lobbying efforts, Loeffler’s latest conflict of interest is yet another disturbing sign for Georgians sick and tired of self-serving politicians in Washington.”
Loeffler has already been evasive to say the least in regards to what government watchdog groups call the “minefield of issues” surrounding her Senate appointment, refusing to say “how she planned to manage her finances or whether she would sit out votes that could influence her business.”
Now, these latest revelations show that Loeffler’s failure to say exactly how she will prevent her numerous potential conflicts of interest raises serious ethical red flags from a senator already facing growing “scrutiny.”
Read about Loeffler’s latest conflict of interest below: