FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2020
CONTACT: Matthew Trail
Davids Advertising Violates House Ethics Rules
Overland Park – Sharice Davids’ mudslinging advertising not only misleads Kansas City voters—it also violates U.S. House ethics rules. The disclaimer for Davids’ ad, “Stop,” improperly uses Davids’ official House portrait.
The U.S. House Committee on House Administration Members’ Congressional Handbook clearly states, “[o]fficial photographs must comply with applicable rules and regulations for official use and may not be used for personal or campaign purposes.”
Further, the House Ethics Manual states, “official resources of the House must, as a general rule, be used for the performance of official business of the House, and hence those resources may not be used for campaign or political purposes.”
“Our tax dollars shouldn’t contribute to Davids’ slimy campaign,” said Amanda Adkins for Congress spokesman Matthew Trail. “After her abuses of campaign funds and official resources, how can taxpayers trust Sharice Davids?”