On Friday, an ethics watchdog organization has now reportedly petitioned the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to look into Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for utilizing video from the Senate floor in an ad announcing his Senate race.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint with the OCE’s chief counsel, requesting a quick investigation into whether Schiff abused official resources by utilizing the film.
Schiff launched his candidacy for the Senate in 2024 in a video posted to his Twitter account on Thursday.
The video features Schiff speaking on the Senate floor during the impeachment hearings against former President Donald Trump.
Schiff’s team argued that the congressman had not broken any ethical laws because the video showed him speaking in the Senate rather than on the House floor.
According to FACT, House members are forbidden from utilizing House and Senate floor video for political reasons.
According to FACT, House ethics rules plainly prohibit members from exploiting House or Senate video or images since both are official government resources.
This appears to include video or photos of floor proceedings, even if they were uploaded from a third-party source, such as a news organization.
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