Republicans Misusing Government Resources Scandals

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Displaying 22 Scandals
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  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA]
    Ordered a politicized impeachment inquiry to shamelessly smear President Biden with ridiculous claims to appease Donald Trump and House MAGA House extremists (with leverage to remove him as Speaker) and presumably to also distract from the myriad of real crimes committed by Trump and his associates
    12 Sep 2023
    According to reporting by mainstream outlets
  • Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH]
    Opened a sham investigation into Jack Smith's prosecution of Donald Trump and his co-conspirators based on ridiculous claims from a lawyer involved in the case presumably to hinder it
    07 Sep 2023
    According to an exclusive report by NBC News
  • House Republicans
    Opened a baseless investigation into Fani Willis, the Georgia prosecutor who filed criminal charges against Donald Trump and 18 others, presumably to deflect attention away from the many crimes Trump committed
    24 Aug 2023
    According to a press release by the Republican led House Judiciary Committee
  • Mayor Harry Sidhu [R-CA]
    Took advantage of his position as mayor to muscle himself onto a negotiating team involved with a $320 million MLB stadium project and later shared confidential information with the owner of the team with the expectation of getting "at least" a million-dollar political donation in return and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    16 Aug 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Pushed the IRS to open investigations on FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in violation of a federal law that prohibits a President from "directly or indirectly" ordering the IRS to investigate or audit individual people
    07 Jul 2023
    According to a sworn statement by former White House chief of staff John Kelly
  • Rep. James Comer [R-KY]
    Weaponized his GOP committee by threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray with an unprecedented charge of contempt of Congress to get access to a document discredited as not reliable enough to pursue as part of a shameless political smear campaign and sham investigation against Joe Biden without regard to protecting the identities of redacted sources
    05 Jun 2023
    According to voluminous reports filed by mainstream media outlets
  • Pushed the Justice Department to keep open a political investigation looking into the Clinton Foundation long after it became abundantly clear no wrongdoing was found by investigators
    22 May 2023
    According to an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • Mark Brnovich [Attorney General]
    Refused to publicly release a final report his own staff spent 10,000 hours on that debunked 2020 election conspiracy theories because it didn't back up his claim that the election was rife with fraud after he publicly claimed he had found "serious vulnerabilities" in the voting system which wasn't true
    22 Feb 2023
    According to documents released by his successor and reported on by The Washington Post
  • Bill Barr [Attorney General]
    Repeatedly injected himself into special counsel John Durham's political investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia scandal in order to help Trump and discredit his detractors which led to his second in command resigning in protest and another taking a new job outside of the investigation
    26 Jan 2023
    According to an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • State Rep. Richard Impallaria [R-MD]
    Illegally spent $92,800 in taxpayer funds over ten years for rent on two cottages that were well outside his district (one for living and the other for personal storage) and hid it by falsely declaring the storage area as his district office in which he billed the state double the rent in a scheme that also helped his legislative aide's relatives who owned both cottages
    27 Jul 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • County Commissioner Mark Thompson [R-MO]
    Entered private property without permission and stole a lawn sign that belonged to a political opponent of his while driving in a truck owned by county taxpayers mere months after being caught on video stealing the same opponent's sign from the parking lot of a private business
    29 Jun 2022
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • County Clerk Tina Peters [R-CO]
    Allowed an unauthorized individual to make copies of voting machine hard drives and attend a voting machine software update intended only for credentialed election officials
    09 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by the Colorado Attorney General
  • TX Attorney General Ken Paxton [R]
    Accepted thousands of dollars' worth of home remodeling and repairs in addition to securing employment for a woman he was having an affair with from wealthy real estate developer Nate Paul in exchange for investigating Paul's business adversaries and helping him settle a lawsuit in his favor
    11 Feb 2021
    According to an official complaint filed by seven of Paxton's top aides
  • Gave his 2020 Republican acceptance speech from the White House lawn in what one expert described as an “abomination” that “may be the most visible misuse of official position for private gain in America’s history”
    28 Aug 2020
    According to multiple experts on the law and government regulations
  • State Rep. Jon Stanard [R-UT]
    Hired a prostitute on two separate occasions and took her to a hotel room he used taxpayer dollars to pay for while also being a married father of three who voted for stricter solicitation laws shortly before getting caught
    09 Feb 2018
    According to an investigative report by the Daily Mail
  • Gov. Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Ordered the head of state police Paul Collier to "be prepared to arrest" his wife's chief of staff Heather Hannah in order to prevent her from going public with details of an affair he had with a senior political adviser
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by
  • Gov. Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Ordered head of the state police Paul Collier to track down a secret recording of him speaking with a woman he was having an extramarital affair with so he could presumably have the recording destroyed
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by
  • House Republicans
    Created a politicized special committee into the 2012 Benghazi attacks -- three years after the attacks happened -- that was designed to undermine Hillary Clinton's standing with the public just as she ramped up her Presidential campaign
    12 Oct 2015
    According to reporting by all major mainstream outlets
  • Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL]
    Spent tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds on private jets, automobiles, tickets to the Super Bowl, massages and cigars and many other things over a five-year period
    02 Feb 2015
    According to a bombshell report by The Washington Post
  • Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL]
    Spent over $100,000 in taxpayer money renovating his Congressional office to resemble a room on the show "Downton Abbey"
    02 Feb 2015
    According to a report by The Washington Post
  • State House Speaker Mike Hubbard [R-AL]
    Funneled roughly $2.3 million to his private businesses by leveraging his status as state Speaker of the House and chair of the Alabama Republican Party to solicit favors from some of Alabama's most influential politicians (including former Gov. Bob Riley) and businesspeople
    20 Oct 2014
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • Sheriff Walter Davis III [R-OH]
    Charged local taxpayers to reimburse him $1,331 on expenses he spent entertaining a subordinate he was having an extramarital affair with and on rental cars he used to visit the woman and his wife on different weekends
    10 Apr 2012
    According to an exclusive report by The Columbus Dispatch