GOP Rep. Steve Stockman Says He’s Facing Ethics Probe

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) speaks on Fox News in July 2013.
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) — whose long-shot primary campaign to unseat Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) failed spectacularly this year — said Friday he’s facing a congressional ethics probe.

In a statement, the congressman said he expects the Ethics Committee to dismiss the matter.

“My office is aware of and is cooperating fully with the Ethics Committee’s preliminary inquiry into an FEC reporting error,” Stockman said. “I thus join 34 of my colleagues who have also been the subject of an [Office of Congressional Ethics] review in the 113th Congress, and am confident the Ethics Committee will ultimately dismiss the matter after it completes a careful review.”

Two Stockman aides were fired in October after they made prohibited donations to his campaign, the Houston Chronicle reported. Stockman later announced he wouldn’t run for reelection to his seat and would instead challenge Cornyn for the Republican Senate nomination, which he lost by 40 points in March.

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. a thief and a liar - is anyone from texas not?

  2. Two Republicans in one day? And it’s not even Christmas!

  3. Couldn’t happen to a bigger jerk

  4. “I thus join 34 of my colleagues who have also been the subject of an [Office of Congressional Ethics] review in the 113th Congress.”

    And your point is . . . Everyone does it? . . . I’m just joining a popular club? . . .?

  5. Ethics probe? You have to have a sense of shame before you worry about an ethics probe.

Continue the discussion at forums.talkingpointsmemo.com

27 more replies

Participants

Avatar for system1 Avatar for bdtex Avatar for josephebacon Avatar for caterpillar Avatar for srfromgr Avatar for jonathang Avatar for Diogenes67 Avatar for jep07 Avatar for foundryman Avatar for maybe Avatar for fargo116 Avatar for trippin Avatar for chitownrox Avatar for mcbain Avatar for texasaggie Avatar for SPeteDave Avatar for ottnott Avatar for snarkus_aurelius Avatar for texasswampbuggy Avatar for 538liberal Avatar for eykis Avatar for dnl Avatar for darrtown Avatar for diveguy99

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: