House Republicans deny wrongdoing amid ethics panel investigation

A pair of Republican lawmakers are pushing back on news of the House Ethics Committee extending investigations into them, though it’s unclear if the two cases are related.

The bipartisan lower chamber committee, which reviews alleged misconduct among members and is referred matters from the Office of Congressional Ethics, separately announced the investigations on Thursday into Reps. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) and Wesley Hunt (R-TX). The announcements provided no details about the allegations, which for both members reportedly pertain to payments the Republicans made from their campaign committees at private clubs.

In the case of Jackson, the House Ethics Committee’s Thursday comments come two years after the OCE released a report finding “substantial reason to believe” he used campaign funds for membership in a private social club.

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