Texas Rep. Troy Nehls Faces House Ethics Investigation

07d44294 7cc5 4c8a a09c 66f27b5d13a8

On Tuesday, the House Ethics Committee revealed it was conducting an investigation into Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX).

While the specific nature of the investigation isn’t known, Nehls, who indicated he was “fully cooperating” with the probe, alluded to it involving campaign finances.   

“I look forward to assisting the House Committee on Ethics inquiry into my campaign’s finances,” Nehls said in a statement. “My campaign has complied with every Federal Election Commission (FEC) law, and my books are open.”

House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest (R-Miss.) and ranking member Susan Wild (D-Pa.) said Tuesday that they began an investigation into Nehls after receiving information about the congressman from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) on Dec. 11. The OCE is an independent, nonpartisan entity that reviews allegations of misconduct regarding lawmakers and staff members.

Nehls, 55, was first elected to the House in 2020, following an eight-year stint as the Sheriff of Fort Bend County, Texas. Since then, he’s been known to cause an occasional stir…


Boom: Texas Congressman Makes Border Security Argument in 20 Seconds Flat, and It Was Perfect (Watch)

Pandemonium Erupts After Troy Nehls Dings Eric Swalwell’s ‘Checkered Past’ During House Hearing

WATCH: Troy Nehls Livens up Durham Hearing With Timely Ding on Eric Swalwell and ‘Yum Yum’

The Ethics Committee is expected to issue its report on the investigation by May 10th. However, in response to the news, Guest and Wild stated: 

“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.”

So, whether this will amount to anything remains to be seen. Nehls, of course, is not the first member of Congress to face an ethics investigation. Most notably, former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was expelled following an investigation into his activities. And current Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice following an ethics inquiry.  


BREAKING: George Santos Expelled From House of Representatives

CONFIRMED: House Democrat Being Criminally Investigated Is ‘Squad’ Member Cori Bush

Source link

About The Author

Scroll to Top