Skip to comments.Grayson opponent to file ethics complaint against healthcare website
Posted on 10/22/2009 10:42:08 AM PDT by markomalley
Patricia Sullivan (R), who is challenging Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) in next year's midterm elections, will file a House ethics complaint against the congressman regarding his controversial new website.
In a release issued Thursday, Sullivan, who is a 'tea party" activist, said that the website, titled namesofthedead.com, violates a number of House ethics rules, including using personal funds to subsidize official House business and using a floor speech to direct attention to a campaign entity.
"As a mom, Patricia has learned to apply swift correction to bad behavior. She will be filing a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics later today," Sullivan's campaign said in the release.
"If the committee sees fit to censure the violations of Rep. Grayson, perhaps the residents of the 8th congressional district will no longer be subject to the constant embarrassment they have endured over the last few months," she added, calling his behavior "wreckless [sic]."
The website, which is designed for people to log the names and stories of people who died due to lack of health insurance, raised the ire of Republicans when it was launched Wednesday. The National Congressional Campaign Committee (NRCC) alleged that the site violated the ethics rules since Grayson spoke on the floor about the website.
Grayson paid for the website with personal funds.
The site contains links to Grayson's personal and campaign websites, which is prohibited. The congressman, who gained attention for saying Republicans' health plan is for ill people to "die quickly," did not respond to a request for comment regarding the site by press time Wednesday.
NRCC spokesman Andy Seré also suggested that the congressman's site may violate federal campaign law since personal money cannot be used fund campaign operations without it being directed through a campaign committee.
"Whatever excuse he wants to say ... it doesn't matter. Either way it appears to violate a rule," he said.
UPDATED 12:40 P.M.
The Orlando Sentinel is now reporting that Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski said that the congressman read the ethics rules before creating the site, but is now consulting with relevant House and campaign committees regarding the site:
Jurkowski says Grayson is indeed seeking feedback about the rules on this one from the House Ethics Committee and the House Administration Office, as well as the congressman's Federal Elections Commission lawyer.
"Congressman Grayson personally read all the rules and regulations (he is an attorney after all) and determined this was not a violation," Jurkowski wrote in an e-mail.
This lady needs to be supported. Grayson is SCUM.
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Yup, and now we know how to find her.
According to the article, she is a tea party activist.
Therefore, the NRCC and RNC will need to appoint a more suitable nominee (preferably pro-abortion, pro-ACORN, and pro-homosexual)...
Grayson bought and paid for his congressional seat with his own cash. He has not time for ethics, rules or laws as long as it benefits him or his business personally.
they started the sentence with ‘as a mom’. according to the fellow on Glenn Beck “when you start a sentence with ‘as a mom’ you automatically win the arguement”
someone has been paying attention. YOU GO, GIRL!!!
Hmmm... namesofthedead.com??? hehehehehe!!!
I just filled it out....
Your Loved One’s Name: ObamaCare
Your Loved One’s Age: -0-
Share your story: ObamaCare was Aborted in 2009
NICE; What are her positions on other issues?
I thought of posting my son’s maternal GGGrandfather who was 104 years old when he passed! But my better half says ,No.
Here the Sec. of Treasury, War and many other titles reigns!
Grayson is sort of a budding John Corzine on the left, but without the Goldman Sachs pedigree. Wealthy enough to bankroll his own campaigns.
I am not sure if this act is going to do much for him in Central FL. It makes no sense to continue this diatribe day after day. He must have ulterior motives to become some sort of leftist activist think tank president or something after he is booted from congress.
Hehe. I filled it out with Abraham Lincoln’s info yesterday.
This is the link to the tea party group Patricia started with one other person, the first event was April 15th tax day protest in Eustis, remarkable turnout for a mid day, mid week event...they did a fantastic job putting it all together. They’ve been busy ever since...
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