Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) continued ethical lapses are getting noticed. Bachmann had used her House website to promote her rally against healthcare reform. Now Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) want an investigation into this lapse:
Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has requested an investigation into whether Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) broke House rules in organizing an anti-health care reform rally on November 5.
In a letter sent to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), CREW contends that Bachmann violated House rules by using her official member’s website to garner “grassroots lobbying” for the health care protest in question.
The Members’ Handbook specifies: The content of a Member’s Website… [may] not include grassroots lobbying or solicit support for a Member’s position.” CREW argues that Bachmann broke this rule.