Breaking News: Indictment of NY Congressman Chris Collins
Statement by Kendra Arnold, Executive Director, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), on today’s indictment of New York Congressman Chris Collins:
“The criminal charges levied against Congressman Chris Collins today are very serious and troubling. We are pleased that House Speaker Paul Ryan has both removed Representative Collins from his committee post and called for a House Ethics Committee Investigation. The public deserves to know if elected officials are abusing their position and influence to enrich themselves, their family members and others. Even the appearance of impropriety erodes the public’s trust in our government, a trust which is often times difficult to restore. We hope that this investigation is conducted thoroughly because he needs to be held accountable, not only for any possible criminal activity but ethical breaches committed as a Member of Congress.