Donald Trump Jr. shared the news that Democrat House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has been placed under investigation by the House’s Office of Congressional Ethics.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted:
He shared Republican Strategist Andrew Surabian tweet which read:
“The same Dem Chair of the House Oversight Committee responsible for a bogus investigation into an NFL team for political reasons, is now under an ethics investigation herself. If Maloney wants to stop corruption, she should start by looking in the mirror.”
Just too perfect that the Democrat responsible for Congressional oversight and fighting corruption is now being investigated for corruption herself! https://t.co/TAKA0ahqZd— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 22, 2022
In June the board voted unanimously to investigate Representative Carolyn Maloney for possible, “solicited or accepted impermissible gifts” violating, “House rules, standards of conduct and federal law.” according to a report.
It appears Maloney leveraged her influence in order to be invited to the Met Gala.
The Washington Free Beacon Reported:
“I received a call this past week from Carolyn. She is unhappy to say the least that she is not receiving an invitation to the Party of the Year,” said Emily Rafferty, a former president of the museum, in a 2016 email to several museum executives obtained by the ethics office. “She went on about how much she does for the Met, always responsive when you call, and proactive re the institution’s concerns in DC. … I highly recommend you include Carolyn.”
Those communications suggesting Maloney tried to capitalize on her ability as a congresswoman to benefit the museum in order to get into the gala—a star-studded affair in which celebrities such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appear in extravagant outfits—inclined the ethics office to decide there is “substantial reason to believe” Maloney acted improperly.
Maloney is on the way out of Congress after losing her seat to Jerry Nadler. The pair had to face each other after New York was redistricted.
Maloney denied the request for an invite, that she was only trying to “understand her invitation status”.
In the ethics office report, it noted that Maloney has secured millions in funding for the museum since 2003 as well as lobbying in 2020 for billions in coronavirus funding for nonprofit museums including the Metropolitan Museum of art. It also appears she may have tried the same thing in 2020 as well.
The hypocrisy seems striking, we will see what comes of the investigation.
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