Taylorville, IL — Mary Miller is facing an ethics complaint submitted to the House Ethics Committee over misuse of public resources for campaign purposes. Miller used official video footage of House floor proceedings in a campaign ad, which is a clear violation of House rules. Punishment for a founded ethics violation against Miller may include a fine or censure by the House of Representatives.
“It’s no surprise that Mary Miller’s false ads against Rodney Davis have landed her an ethics investigation. Whether it’s having a convicted child sex predator serving as her campaign driver, being repeatedly fined for not paying taxes, or hiding from the local media in her basement just like Joe Biden, Miller’s personal and political habits are not on the up and up. Miller should take down her false ad and come clean to voters about her shady record.” – Davis campaign spokesperson Aaron DeGroot
From the Washington Examiner:
Firebrand freshman Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) is facing an ethics complaint over a possible congressional rules violation for using House floor footage in a campaign ad hitting her primary opponent and GOP colleague Rep. Rodney Davis.
… Congressional rules prohibit using House floor footage for political purposes. The rules state that “broadcast coverage and recordings of House floor proceedings” and House committee proceedings may not be used “as partisan political campaign material to promote or oppose the candidacy of any person for public office.”
… Miller has faced a string of controversies since first taking office, including having to issue an apology after quoting Adolf Hitler in a speech and coming under fire for allowing a convicted pedophile to assist in her campaign.