One by one, the GOP is falling fast. First, the Trump team was revealed to have allegedly colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election. GOP Representative and chair of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, resigned his term early in the middle of that investigation. The Right is racking up more losses than wins since taking control of the White House, Senate, and the House of Representatives.
Now, a new bombshell has emerged. GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) now faces an ethics complaint for taking bribes from an anti-Hillary Clinton group during his investigation of the debunked Benghazi scandal.
Scott Dworkin, former adviser on both Vice President Joe Biden’s and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) campaigns, revealed on Twitter that the ethics complaint was filed by the Democratic Coalition, which Dworkin founded and heads, along with copies of the complaint.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 25, 2017
The complaint alleges that Gowdy began taking bribes in April of 2013 from such groups as the Tea Party Leadership Fund, the Special Operations Speaks PAC, and the Conservative Action Funds PAC, among many others. Although the Benghazi scandal has long since been debunked, it was a GOP talking point used to discredit former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the presidential elections.
President Trump, in particular, hit Clinton on Benghazi numerous times, saying that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, “was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed.” That, too, was debunked by fact-checkers.
It seems there is no end to the GOP corruption, except perhaps impeaching and firing every last one of them. That particular end to their dirty tricks is both necessary and long overdue.
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