Either members of Congress are as crooked as a dog’s hind leg or they’re dumber than a box of hammers.
It’s true because yet ANOTHER one of Nancy Pelosi’s pet politicians has been hit with an ethics complaint for violating the STOCK Act!
And if that’s not bad enough, this Democrat used your tax dollars to pay a leftist lawyer to try to hide it from WE THE PEOPLE!
As Right News Wire previously reported, in 2021 fifty-two Members of Congress, including several prominent Democrats like Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Mark Kelly, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, were hit with ethics complaints for failing to properly report their financial trades as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, a.k.a. The STOCK Act.
But new information has come to light about the shady dealings of Democrat Congresswoman Cindy Axne of Iowa’s 3rd District.
Axne, who is widely considered a top target for Republicans, failed to report up to six hundred and forty-five thousand dollars in stock trades in 2019 and 2020.
When asked about the ethics complaint, Rep. Axne claimed that it was “a clerical issue” and attempted to dismiss it as a partisan smear.
Unfortunately for Congresswoman Axne, her actions are speaking much, much louder than her words.
Just forty-eight hours after the ethics complaint was filed against Axne, she spent over eighteen thousand dollars worth of taxpayer funds to enlist the services of Marc Elias, a Leftist lawyer who has a reputation of being a “fixer” for Democrats.
Elias’s most-recent claim to fame was that he tried to help Democrat Rita Hart, who lost her race in 2020 to Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes, overturn the results of her congressional race.
And from that fiasco, Elias was able to bill taxpayers more than $800,000 in legal fees for his failed attempt to overturn the will of Iowa’s voters.
When asked about her relationship with Elias, Axne stated that she gave Elias’s law firm a “non-technology service contract…to audit her reports” a.k.a. making her problem go away.
While Cindy Axne’s taste in lawyers may be offensive to some, and indeed it is, what’s even worse is the fact that she actually went on record in February and spoke out against a ban on congressional stock trading.
And then only after receiving a large amount of backlash for making such a politically-dumb policy statement, twenty-four hours later she completely flip-flopped and told the Fake News Media that she actually supports such a ban.
Regardless of Axne’s antics, what’s truly fascinating about his whole stock saga and Congress is that it shows us either just how crooked Congress really is or just how dumb they are since apparently too many of them either can’t or don’t know how to report their stock trades as is required by law.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for more updates to this ongoing story.