Collins again in ethical hot water after using official House language for campaign materials, a potential “violation of House Ethics rules”
ATLANTA — A new report from Roll Call outlines Congressman Doug Collins’ latest “ethics no-no” after he was caught taking materials from his taxpayer-funded congressional website and using them for his Senate campaign, “seemingly a violation of House Ethics rules.”
Collins “directly copied” language from his official congressional website on the issue of reproductive choice — “a crucial part of his Senate campaign” — and used it for his campaign’s website as well, setting up yet another ethical red flag for Collins.
Already, Collins and his campaign have faced multiple ethics complaints from members of both parties over repeated misuse footage of House floor proceedings by featuring it in his campaign materials attacking his opponent Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has faced her own ethical lapses.
“Once again, Congressman Doug Collins is abusing the public trust and potentially violating House Ethics rules to prop up his flailing campaign,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “It’s shameful that on an issue he claims to care so much about, Collins would apparently copy materials from a taxpayer-funded website for his Senate campaign. This latest ethical lapse is just another sign of how out-of-touch Collins has become voters back in Georgia.”
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