Washington Post Reports Petition-Gate Happened in Ex-Congressman’s Congressional Office
Yesterday, special prosecutor Donald Caldwell, revealed there was a conversation in former Congressman and rumored VA-02 retread, Scott Taylor’s D.C. office on or around June 1, 2018 “where a decision was reached to support Ms. Brown’s effort by using available campaign resources to circulate petitions on her behalf.”
Today, the Washington Post confirmed that his “D.C. office” was actually Congressman Scott Taylor’s taxpayer-funded federal Congressional Office.
Taylor met with staffers in his congressional office last June and made the decision to help Brown “by using available campaign resources to circulate petitions on her behalf.”
As a reminder, here’s what the House Ethics Committee’s Manual has to say about using taxpayer funded federal offices for political meetings:
House rooms and offices are not to be used for events that are campaign or political in nature, such as a meeting on campaign strategy.
“Ex-Congressman Scott Taylor used taxpayer-funded resources to do political dirty work – a clear and obvious violation of House Ethics rules. Scott Taylor should take responsibility for the actions that took place in his Congressional office and later by his campaign staff,” said DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett.