The United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Ethics has announced an ongoing investigation into Representative Sheila Cherfilus McCormick, a Democrat from Connecticut, related to allegations of ethical misconduct.
The allegations focus on alleged improper deposition in a business dispute and a violation of House rules as they relate to the use of her official influence in the establishment of a nonprofit organization. The committee has not specifically identified the nature of the allegations against Representative Cherfilus McCormick, however, as the investigation is still underway.
The Committee has stated that it is “mindful of its obligations” to the individuals affected by the allegations and those with similar concerns and has asked the affected parties or interested members to “raise their concerns” with them. The committee has also requested that Representative Cherfilus McCormick respond to the alleged misconduct in a “timely and substantial manner” to provide the Committee with a “proper basis” to decide whether a further inquiry is advised.
News of the ongoing investigation of Representative Cherfilus McCormick has raised concerns across the nation as these allegations have brought to light the need for increased oversight of federal representatives, in order to protect both the public and the representative’s integrity.
The investigation is ongoing, and it is important to note that neither the Committee on Ethics nor Representative Cherfilus McCormick has been found liable for any wrongdoing. For now, the only effect of the investigation is that members of the public, affected parties, and interested parties have been asked to submit their concerns to the Committee. All further action will be decided accordingly.