Lindsey Graham did a very bad thing, y’all. A very, very bad thing.The Senate Ethics Committee has formally admonished the anti-LGBTQ+ senator from South Carolina for encouraging people to donate to Herschel Walker in Georgia’s Senate runoff election last year.Last November, Graham appeared on Fox News in an interview taped in the Russell rotunda.
During the appearance, he repeatedly urged viewers to give money to Walker’s campaign, mentioning the former NFL star’s website five different times in nine minutes.“Go to team Herschel.com,” he said. “If you can give five or ten bucks, it will help him close the gap!”Lindsey Graham just can’t seem to quit Donald Trump.Politicians are forbidden from asking for campaign donations on federal property.
In a letter sent to Graham yesterday, the Ethics Committee determined he did, in fact, “solicit federal campaign contributions and otherwise impermissibly conducted campaign activity in a federal building.”“The public must feel confident that Members use public resources only for official actions in the best interests of the United States, not for partisan political activity,” the panel wrote. “Your actions failed to uphold that standard, resulting in harm to the public trust and confidence in the United States Senate.”“You are hereby admonished.”In a letter to Sen.
Lindsey Graham, the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee admonished him for soliciting campaign contributions five times during a media interview in the Russell Senate office building.