I stumbled across this gem today:
Ethics Law Chairman? I knew Lewis was the big elections kahuna for the House. But putting him in charge of ANYTHING akin to ETHICS??? (Yikes.)
Let’s review, shall we?
- December 2015: Lewis was the subject of an ethics complaint — alleging pay to play — filed by fellow Rep. George Cleveland (R). Here we are in 2018, and we’ve heard nothing else about said complaint. There is no publicly-available evidence that it was ever adjudicated by the Ethics Committee. That SAME MONTH, Lewis was hit with another set of ethics allegations (pay to play) by some Republican colleagues. Those too disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle. Also that month, we learned the FBI had opened an inquiry into ethics-related allegations against Lewis.
- July 2017: Lewis was one of TWO legislators hit with ethics complaints alleging conflict-of-interest on some agricultural related legislation.
So, Lewis gets accused of stuff and it simply vanishes off the radar without a trace. And THIS is the best candidate for chairing the GOP majority’s ethics law production and oversight?