A legal advocacy group has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into Rep. Duncan Hunter’s endorsement of private vaping products in blatant disregard of the House Ethics Rules.
A letter this week from the American Democracy Legal Fund claims Hunter, R-Alpine, is too close to the vaping and electronic cigarette industries. The group often targets Republicans but has also filed complaints against liberals such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The advocacy group said in a statement that Hunter has crossed an ethical line.
The rules are there to ensure that Members of Congress don’t use their positions of power to favor specific companies, brands or industries or to benefit themselves or their personal interests.
It’s no secret the vaping industry owns Hunter.
Hunter has violated the letter and spirit of rules against such activity and the Office of Congressional Ethics must investigate his blatant flouting of these rules immediately.