A federal ethics watchdog group called on the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to “immediately investigate” Ohio Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) for “abusing” House proxy voting rules by stating in his official capacity he was unable to attend in person due to the “ongoing” pandemic, despite attending in-person campaign events.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) called for the investigation into Ryan for voting by proxy 56 times, while continuously posting pictures and videos of himself on Twitter campaigning in person.
The watchdog emphasized that Ryan revoked his proxy voting authority a few days later, making it apparent that the primary purpose was to campaign and not for coronavirus, which would subsequently violate House ethics rules.
The complaint detailed the events,
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