Report: Rep. Tom Garrett Made Staffers Change Cars’ Oil, Move Apartments

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The House Ethics Committee is looking into a report that details how Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) and his wife Flanna misused his political staff, making them complete errands like fetching milk, helping move apartments and changing their cars’ oil.

According to Politico, the outlet that first broke the news about the alleged workplace abuses, Garrett may never face repercussions anyway since he announced his retirement, in dramatic fashion, after the original article published.

Garrett has denied the allegations.

The Office of Congressional Ethics first looked into the case before referring it to the House Ethics Committee.

“The OCE found that Representative Garrett’s wife, Flanna Garrett, made numerous requests to staff members, that were both officially and unofficially related. This created a frustrating work environment for employees, especially for Jimmy Keady as Chief of Staff,” the OCE’s report reads.

Read a summary of Garrett’s tumultuous year here.

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