The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Both Democrats used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment to fundraise, sending out emails claiming the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. FACT subsequently filed an ethics complaint, pointing to a section of Senate Ethics rules which “prohibit Senators from solicitating campaign contributions based upon any action taken in their official capacity. By linking a promise of official action with campaign contributions, a Senator violates a ‘basic principle’ of Senate Ethics that guards against conflicts of interest.”