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Simmering GOP Culture of Corruption Reaches a Boil

Republicans Line Their Pockets. Americans Pay the Price.

“It’s clear that the simmering culture of corruption fostered by Washington Republicans has reached a boil,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. “This includes an FBI arrest, special prosecutor, insider trading, tax cuts for yachts, failing to disclose shady businesses, and much more. It all stinks, and the stench is spreading throughout the halls of Congress and following vulnerable Republicans back home to their districts.”

That’s the FBI knocking…

Buffalo News: Chris Collins, two others indicted on insider trading charges

Buffalo News: SEC suit seeks to ban Collins from serving as director of public companies

Roll Call: Rating Change: Chris Collins’ Arrest Puts Seat in Play

CNBC: GOP Rep. Chris Collins’ insider trading arrest puts a deep-red seat on the House battlefield

“My donors are basically saying, ‘Get [the tax cut] done or don’t ever call me again.'” – Chris Collins (NY-27)

It’s not just Chris Collins. The scandal runs through John Culberson (TX-07), Mike Conaway (TX-11), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Billy Long (MO-07), and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02)…

Roll Call: Other Politicians Held, Recently Sold Stock That Got Chris Collins Arrested

Houston Chronicle: Houston congressman sold biotech stock 10 days before insider trading case came to a head

The Texas Tribune: 2 Texas congressmen bought stock in company at center of insider trading case against New York congressman

Houston Chronicle: Culberson defends biotech stock buy touted by another lawmaker

The Oklahoman: Mullin’s Pharmaceutical Stock Raises Conflict of Interest Concerns

“Bull Crap”– Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on taxpayers funding his salary

The Denver Post: U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn Bought Stock That Was Later Linked to a Colleague’s Insider Trading Inquiry

The Denver Post: NY congressman indicted on insider trading charges; Colorado’s Doug Lamborn bought stock in the company

Tom MacArthur’s (NJ-03) shady stock dealings…

Star-Ledger: N.J. lawmakers who backed Obamacare repeal invested in health companies during debate

NJ Globe: MacArthur bought utilities stocks before vote

Scott Taylor (VA-02) has a special prosecutor problem…

Washington Post: Special prosecutor investigating possible election fraud in Rep. Scott Taylor’s race

WTKR: This isn’t going to go away,” says political analyst on controversy surrounding investigation into Rep. Scott Taylor’s staff

This is just a “nothingburger” – Scott Taylor (VA-02)

 Vern Buchanan’s (FL-16) tax cuts and yachts…

Florida Politics: Vern Buchanan bought yacht after voting for House version of GOP tax bill

Herald-Tribune: Vern Buchanan criticized for buying a yacht the same day he voted for tax cut

Herald-Tribune: Vern Buchanan viewed as increasingly vulnerable

Rod Blum (IA-01) hiding his shady company…

AP: Rod Blum didn’t disclose that he was a director for an internet company — which posted a testimonial from his current chief of staff

The Gazette: Rep. Rod Blum’s firm offered to obscure FDA warnings

The Gazette: EDITORIAL: Rod Blum’s questionable conduct and indignant response are disappointing

AP: Company linked to Iowa congressman scrubs any mention of him

Steve Chabot (OH-01) shelling out money to family members…

Cincinnati Enquirer: Chabot’s campaign payments to son-in-law prompt federal elections complaint

Dave Schweikert (AZ-06) overpaying his staff…

Arizona Republic: House ethics panel opens review of Rep. David Schweikert and his chief of staff

Politico: Ethics Committee launches full-scale probe into Schweikert and top aide


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