Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been rebuked by the Ethics Committee of the Senate for violating Senate regulations by requesting campaign donations within a Capitol office property. According to reports, Senator Graham requested campaign contributions five times during a media appearance, which is not allowed under Senate rules.
The senator was collecting funds for Herschel Walker's candidacy during his media appearance when he allegedly violated the regulations. The two-party committee issued a public notice chastising Senator Graham for his actions.
In their statement, the Ethics Committee stated that "Senators must be mindful that solicitation of campaign funds in any federal building or on federal property is prohibited." They added that "the rules apply equally to all senators and are designed to protect the integrity of the institution."
Senator Graham has not yet responded publicly to this rebuke from the Ethics Committee. However, it is expected that he will comply with their ruling and refrain from making similar requests for campaign contributions in Capitol office properties going forward.
This incident serves as a reminder that all senators must adhere to strict ethical guidelines while carrying out their duties in Congress. Violations such as these can damage public trust and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions.
As always, we will continue to monitor developments related to this story and provide updates as they become available.