GOP Rep Who Accused Obama of Breaking the Law is Accused of Breaking the Law

Twitter troll and Texas congressman Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has been all over Twitter lately scolding the administration for allegedly violating the law in both the freeing of Bowe Bergdahl and something to do with Hamas.

But then this news came down the other day:

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) may have violated federal law and House rules when he accepted campaign donations from two of his congressional staffers, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) said Wednesday.

OCE announced in a press release that it had sent a referral in March to the House Ethics Committee recommending further investigate a number of allegations, including that Stockman made false statements and “endeavored to impede” OCE’s investigation.

According to OCE, Stockman accepted campaign contributions from two congressional staff members in February 2013. The campaign’s subsequent campaign finance reports identified the donors as family members of the employees. Stockman also allegedly was paying those two staff members full-time salaries when they were only doing part-time work.

Whoops! Hey, on the upside, he’s not running for re-election this year, so come January he won’t be wasting his taxpayer-funded salary trolling on the Internet any more. He can register a bunch of sock-puppet accounts with egg avatars and troll like an ordinary unemployed citizen.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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