Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Duncan Hunter

May 3, 2019

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18(e)(2), the Committee unanimously voted to re-authorize an investigative subcommittee (ISC) for the 116th Congress to review allegations involving Representative Duncan Hunter. 

The Honorable Grace Meng will serve as the Chairwoman of the ISC, and the Honorable John Ratcliffe will serve as the Ranking Member.  The other two members of the ISC are the Honorable Brian Higgins and the Honorable David Rouzer.

The Department of Justice has requested that the Committee continue to defer consideration of the allegations involving Representative Hunter that are currently pending prosecution in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.  The Committee, following precedent, unanimously recommended to the ISC that it defer action on those allegations.  No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.

 

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