Opinion: A phony loan? Using campaign funds to pay a babysitter? It’s not a good look for Rep. David Schweikert. But is it enough for voters in Scottsdale to dump him and send a Democrat to Congress?
After a two-year investigation, the House has socked Rep. David Schweikert with a $50,000 fine and a reprimand for violating 11 ethics rules.
“Representative Schweikert did not act in a manner that reflected creditably on the House,” according to the House Ethics report released Thursday, which laid out a surprisingly sizable amount of misconduct over a seven-year period.
Of course, the words “credible” and Congress don’t exactly go hand in hand. Still, this thing’s going to leave a mark.
The good news for Schweikert: Unlike a certain Arizona congressman who was asking