The House Ethics Committee has made a juicy announcement that sent shockwaves through Washington. They’ve decided to launch an investigation into the alleged misdeeds of Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL). This isn’t just any investigation; it’s an investigation into violations of campaign finance laws. Republicans may control the House, but this move was backed by both parties, showing that even the Democrats are worried about Cherfilus-McCormick’s shenanigans.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 27, 2023
According to reports, the committee is getting nosy about whether Cherfilus-McCormick may have played fast and loose with campaign finance laws during her 2022 special election and subsequent re-election campaigns. They’re also poking at the suggestion that she conveniently “forgot” to disclose important info on documents filed with the House. And to add fuel to the fire, there’s talk that she might have accepted freebies for her official duties from someone not even on her staff.
The ringmaster of this circus will be none other than Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), who’s been handed the keys to the investigation. As the committee gears up to dig into the nitty-gritty details, they’re keeping their cards close to the chest. They’re staying mum on the specifics of the allegations, leaving everyone on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the moment the curtain is raised on their findings.
Cherfilus-McCormick, the center of attention in this drama, waltzed into her seat in January 2022, following the unfortunate passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings. Her victory wasn’t long-lived though, as she secured a full term in November of the same year. But now, the spotlight is shining on her again, and it ain’t pretty. Her office is putting on a brave face, insisting that just because the committee is sniffing around, it doesn’t automatically mean she’s in hot water.