Why We Disapprove

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Rep. Trent Franks

(R-AZ)

Sexual Misconduct

Rep. Franks resigned abruptly after being accused of sexual misconduct with members of his congressional staff.
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Rep. Corrine Brown

(D-FL)

Fraud

Rep. Brown was found guilty of fraud having used $800k from a fake charity for her own personal use.
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Rep. Greg Gianforte

(R-MT)

Assault

Rep. Gianforte body slammed a political reporter, Ben Jacobs. Rep. Gianforte was found guilty of assault although he remains a Member of the House of Representatives, having been re-elected in 2018.
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Rep. Chaka Fattah

(D-PA)

Racketeering

Rep. Fattah was found guilty on 23 counts of racketeering, money laundering, and fraud.
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Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.

(D-IL)

Fraud

Plead guilty to one felony count of fraud for using $750,000 of campaign money to buy personal items such as stuffed animals, elk heads and fur capes.
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Rep. Chris Collins

(R-NY)

Securities Fraud

Rep. Collins was arrested by the FBI and charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, seven counts of securities fraud, and lying to the FBI.
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Sen. Al Franken

(D-MN)

Sexual Misconduct

Senator Franken resigned amidst a scandal of sexual misconduct while in office.
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Rep. Duncan Hunter

(R-CA)

Wire Fraud

Rep. Hunter and his wire were indicted in Federal Court on dozens of felony counts including wire fraud and using campaign funds for personal use.
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Rep. Rick Renzi

(R-AZ)

Fraud

Found guilty of 17 counts against him, which included wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion, racketeering, money laundering, and making false statements to insurance regulators.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner

(D-NY)

Registered Sex Offender

After multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, pled guilty to transmitting obscene material to a minor. Sentenced to 21 months in prison and required to register as a sex offender.
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Sen. John Ensign

(R-NV)

Ethical Violations

Resigned his Senate seat on May 3, 2011, just before the Senate Ethics Committee could examine possible fiscal violations in connection with his extramarital affair with Cynthia Hampton.
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Rep. Linda Richardson

(D-CA)

Witness Tampering

Found guilty on seven counts of violating US House rules by improperly using her staff to campaign for her, destroying the evidence and tampering with witness testimony. The House Ethics Committee ordered Richardson to pay a fine of $10,000.
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