The Senate Ethics Manual states:
“Senate space may NOT be used for any political campaign activity, fundraising (including charitable contributions in lieu of honoraria), commercial, promotional, or profit-making purpose whatsoever.”
But when have Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats ever worried about abiding by the Senate Ethics Manual?
According to the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, two top members of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta and Amanda Renteria, joined Senate Democrats on April 21 in a Senate office for the weekly Senate Democratic lunch. One has to ask what Podesta and Renteria were doing at the lunch meeting if it didn’t have anything to do with Hillary’s campaign?
According to The Hill, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) explained the reason for the visit, saying:
“They just wanted people to know who the key people are and how they can be reached. They spent a very brief amount of time talking about how well the rollout had gone.”
Even Reid admitted that the two campaigners were there in relation to Hillary’s run for the White House, saying:
“John and Amanda came to our caucus to introduce us in a very broad, quick fashion to Secretary of State Clinton’s campaign for president.”
Doesn’t that mean that they were there for the purposes of promoting a political campaign and as such is a violation of the Senate Ethics Rules? Matthew G. Whitaker, Executive Director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, thinks it is a violation, saying:
“The taxpayers expect and deserve that senators will use taxpayer funded resources for Senate business, and abide by the law and rules requiring them to do so. This type of obvious violation without any consequence is precisely what causes public distrust of political officials, and damages the integrity of the Senate as a whole.”
Whitaker has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to investigate the apparent violation of Senate ethics, saying that the actions of Reid and fellow Democrats was an ‘apparent breach of ethics rules.’
The Washington Examine reports that violating ethics rules is nothing new to Hillary Clinton either:
“Clinton is no stranger to rules governing meetings. Opponents of her health reforms, as first lady for example, took her to court to stop closed-door meetings of her healthcare task force, claiming they violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act.”
From all of the scandals and lying surrounding Hillary Clinton, Americans have to realize that voting her into the White House will be no better than what we’ve had under Barack Obama and perhaps even worse. But then, I’m not sure America deserves anything better due to how far we’ve fallen away from God.