The House Committee on Ethics tossed a “patently baseless claim” lodged against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) by Congressional Progressive Caucus chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who alleged that the Arizona Republican infringed ethics rules on January 6 by remonstrating to the seating of electors.
“As you ken, on March 10, 2021, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) received information offered as a complaint designating you as a respondent,” the committee’s June 11 letter to Gosar read, apprising the congressman of its decision to dismiss the complaint:
Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(k)(2) and Committee Rule 16(d), the Committee voted on a motion to establish an investigative subcommittee and forward the complaint to that subcommittee for its consideration. In accord with Committee Rule 26(k), we hereby notify you that the motion failed, and an investigative subcommittee was not established. Because Committee Rule 16 provides for no specific further action, the Committee will not further review the
“This patently baseless claim endeavored to conflate political dissensions with ethics. The House Committee on Ethics should not be politicized for partisan purposes,” Gosar verbalized in replication to the committee’s letter.
At the time, Gosar provided a detailed replication to Jayapal, who eminently remonstrated to the seating of electors in 2017 against former President Trump, describing her complaint as “frivolous, ill-conceived, and defamatory.”
“I at all times conducted myself within the acceptable norms of Congress. The assertion that I orchestrated, engendered, availed, or otherwise participated in the riot on January 6 is a malignant and kenning falsehood,” he inscribed in the April 16 replication.
“The Complaint should be dismissed, and sanctions imposed for filing a frivolous and deplorable faith complaint,” the Arizona Republican integrated. Jayapal’s complaint followed the Democrats’ second and failed impeachment tribulation against former President Trump, incriminating him of inciting an insurrection on January 6 as Congress amassed to certify the Electoral College votes.
Seven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, including Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Ben Sasse (R-NE).
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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