Rules mean nothing to progressives.
Several House Democrats have put themselves in a little bit of a pickle by appearing on a new House Majority PAC commercial aimed at showing how successful the PAC believes they were during the 2012 election cycle.
Apparently, these members of Congress may have violated House Ethics rules by using their position as Congressman/Congresswoman to promote a PAC. In House Majority PAC’s video, members Ami Beri, Cheri Bustos, Patrick Murphy, Raul Ruiz and Sean Patrick Maloney can all be seen promoting the PAC while wearing their congressional lapel pins.
The pins are distributed by the U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms for identification purposes. We called the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and they referred us to the House Ethics Committee. We then reached out to the committee’s counsel who did not care to comment on the matter, referring us only to the House of Representatives’ Members’ Handbook.