Chalk one up for Republican challenger Geoff Diehl, who took incumbent U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by surprise with his mid-debate newsbreak to the sitting senator that an ethics complaint had been filed against her on Monday. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) sent the complaint, saying Warren fund-raised off her mainstage role in the Kavanaugh confirmation chaos. “Senator Warren was fund-raising illegally using the vote on Justice Kavanaugh, the confirmation vote, to try to raise money for her campaigns,” Diehl said. After her brief deer-in-the-headlights moment, the potential 2020 contender attempted to deflect, but the debate moderators refused to let her off the hook. “The fund-raising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing – did you or did you not do that?” Warren finally admitted, “Actually, I don’t know.” Kudos to Warren for not digging her hole even deeper. Nevertheless, she can kiss her White House bid good-bye.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
In a rather remarkable moment in a U.S. Senate debate in Massachusetts Tuesday, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren learned for the first time that an ethics complaint has been filed against her for having fundraised off of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
The presidential hopeful senator was first informed of the complaint by her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl in a moment highlighted by The Washington Free Beacon.
“Senator Warren was fundraising illegally using the vote on Justice Kavanaugh, the confirmation vote, to try to raise money for her campaigns,” Diehl said.
Warren, who maintained a blank look on her face when Diehl first cited the complaint, attempted to side-step the issue by asking Diehl to name a time that he criticized Trump after he made dismissive remarks about Christine Blasey Ford’s uncorroborated allegations.