Tom Emmer Facing Ethics Probe
Jennifer Lewerenz | Jan 15, 2020 AT 9:44 am
(KNSI) - Minnesota's Sixth District Congressman is under an ethics probe after accusations surfaced saying Republicans allegedly used trackers to record Democratic congressional members' movements.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics saying the rules regarding using official resources for political purposes were violated.
The complaint states that members of the National Republican Congressional Committee have appeared to video tape Democratic House members in hallways and buildings. It goes on to accuse the NRCC of badgering the Democrats with questions and then posting them on social media to tout their own political messaging.
Emmer was named in the complaint because he chairs the NRCC.
Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District includes St. Cloud.