The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust is calling former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz one of the worst ethics violators of 2017. When you consider the fiasco with her IT staffer, this is a no brainer.
From their report:
2. Rep. Wasserman Schultz Employs House IT Aide under Criminal Investigation:
In July, FACT filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for continuing to employ and compensate House IT Aide, Imran Awan after he was barred from the House computer system and under criminal investigation. According to FACT’s complaint, Wasserman Schultz refused to remove Awan from House payroll and compensated Awan with taxpayer funds for several months – even though he was barred from the House computer system which would prevent him from performing any reasonable IT work. In fact, Wasserman Schultz only fired Awan after he was arrested on bank fraud charges attempting to flee the country the morning of July 25, 2017. Wasserman Schultz is in clear violation of House Ethics Rules as Members are directly responsible for ensuring their staff are only paid for official public work.
Wasserman Schultz was only beaten in the top spot by “The Unknown Members of Congress Who Are Tied to Sexual Harassment Settlement Funds”
This sounds like a fair assessment to us.