Audience Stunned

PUBLISHED: 9:18 PM 1 Nov 2018

Warren Claims She ‘Didn’t Know’ About Ethics Violation During Debate

Elizabeth Warren looked foolish on Tuesday after saying she wasn’t aware of an ethics violation compliant filed against her campaign.

Elizabeth Warren stunned the debate audience on Tuesday when she claimed she didn't know about an ethics violation filed on her campaign.

On Tuesday evening, during a debate with her opponent Geoff Diehl, Elizabeth Warren was stunned into near incoherence after Diehl asked her about an ethics complaint filed against her campaign.

The ‘Native-American’ senator actually said she ‘didn’t know’ the complaint existed, despite the fact that it was filed the day before, causing the audience to gasp, in what seemed like disbelief.

The investigation was launched after the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed the complaint.

It alleges that both Warren and Kamala Harris violated the “Senate Ethics prohibition against linking a promise of official action to a solicitation of campaign contributions.”

Basically, they tried to capitalize on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings to collect money based on the intended vote.

The Senate forbids “linking a promise of official action to a solicitation of campaign contributions.”

During the debate, Warren initially ignored the comment, and instead used a democrat tactic of trying to change the point. She repeatedly accused Diehl of not criticizing President Trump enough, and ignored the part about ‘due process’ and the ‘presumption of innocence’ being the foundation of the judicial system.

Eventually, one of the moderators cut off Warren’s rambling and asked, “I would like to drill down on what Representative Diehl said. The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing – did you or did you not do that?”

“Actually, I don’t know,” she replied.

The audience gasped.

“Yes, there’s an ethics complaint that has been filed about a fundraising email,” one moderator replied.

“Then, then I will, I will check into it,” Warren said, “but I don’t know.”

The Warren campaign sent a fundraising email in September, with the subject “Sign now to stop Kavanaugh.”

It praised Christine Blasey Ford and urged supporters to “donate now.”

The Senate Ethics Manual prohibits behavior that even appears to represent a conflict of interest. It forbids “as a broad prohibition against members, officers or employees deriving financial benefit, directly or indirectly, from the use of their official position.”

FACT’s letter notes the House Ethics Manual also prohibits “accept[ing] any contribution that the donor links to any official action that the Member or employee has taken, or is being asked to take.”

The complaint maintains that Warren (and Harris) could “gain considerable campaign income as well as important donor information by promising to use their official position as a Senator.”

But this isn’t her first scandal. Warren was caught plagiarizing recipes in a 1980s cook book, and her recent tax forms show falsely inflated deductions that she claimed were a ‘mistake’ that occurred for years.

According to the Free Beacon, although “FACT describes itself as a ‘non-partisan ethics watchdog group,’ it was formed as a counterweight to watchdog groups viewed as more left-of-center. It also shares a treasurer with the Judicial Crisis Network, which strongly supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”

Diehl said, “It made national news earlier in the day. I don’t know why [Warren] wouldn’t know it tonight.”

Warren has not responded to the allegations.