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Watchdog Calls for Investigation into Rep. Danny Davis (IL) for House Ethics Rules Violations

Updated: Feb 4

Evidence Shows Rep. Davis Used Official Resources for Political Purposes

Washington, D.C.— August 12, 2021— The non-partisan ethics watchdog, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), filed a complaint requesting the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) investigate Rep. Danny Davis for violating the House ethics rules that forbid Members from using official taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes.

A Member’s official social media account may not include any personal, political, or campaign information, or links to campaign-related accounts or websites. Rep. Davis committed a clear violation of this rule when he made multiple campaign posts to his official government Twitter account.

"At times, ethical rules that members of Congress have to follow are somewhat complicated--this is not one of those times. A Member simply cannot share any campaign or political related messages on their official, tax-payer provided, social media accounts. In this case, Rep. Davis has done just that and I encourage the OCE to immediately investigate and apply the appropriate sanctions,” said Kendra Arnold, Executive Director of FACT.

A full copy of the complaint can be found by clicking here.

FACT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas.  For more on FACT, visit: http://www.factdc.org/

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