May 9, 2022
Refers to Congressional duties as ‘background noise’
|MIAMI, FLA. — Rep. Val Demings has allegedly committed a stunning fourth ethics allegation since announcing her run for Senate less than one year ago.
Fox News reports: Demings remotely attended a House Judiciary Committee meeting on April 5, while at the same time as the proceedings, she joined over Zoom to promote her campaign for U.S. Senate, according to a complaint from the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust obtained by Fox News Digital.
During the committee hearing on the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, Demings made use of the House’s rules allowing representatives to attend proceeding remotely in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Demings voted on amendments, but a campaign video shows her apologizing for having to listen in to the Judiciary Committee so she could hear when it was her turn to respond to the roll call.
“Of course I’ve been looking so forward to being with the Duval Caucus, and here I am stuck in a markup in Judiciary so I apologize for the background noise, but of course I am also listening to the hearing there, so I know when it is time for me to vote,” Demings says in a recording, obtained by FACT.
“It is utterly disgraceful that Val Demings thinks of her congressional duties as ‘background noise.’ This eye-popping fourth ethics violation proves Demings will always put her own political career first. The people of Florida deserve better than a three-term Pelosi Puppet who has done nothing more than rename a couple of post offices,” said Elizabeth Gregory, communications director for Marco Rubio for Senate.
BACKGROUND: First, Demings used her official Twitter account to direct people to her far less popular campaign account.Then, Demings’ federal campaign committee sent fundraising solicitations with Common Good Virginia, Terry McAuliffe’s soft money PAC.Third, Demings used taxpayer funded franked mail to send a 12-page, campaign-style mailer to Floridians outside her district.