On July 14th, the Heritage Foundation announced that it filed an official ethics complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) on behalf of Heritage legal fellow Amy Swearer. The complaint was filed against U.S. Rep. Katie Porter of California for “knowingly and intentionally defaming” Swearer during a June 8 hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on gun violence and Second Amendment rights.
Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts released the following statement upon filing the complaint:
“Amy Swearer is one of the brightest, most influential Second Amendment scholars in this country. She is also a forthright and honest patriot who believes in the Constitution. Rep. Porter’s behavior toward her was emblematic of what Washington has become—unserious and unscrupulous individuals more interested in viral moments and social media clout than honest policy discussions and problem-solving. That’s why we’re filing this complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics.
“Members of Congress like Katie Porter need to be reminded whom they serve, and put back in their place when they overstep. If Ms. Porter is interested in an authentic conversation about Second Amendment rights and the intricacies of various firearm legislation, we are more than willing to help educate her.”
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