Two Pennsylvania community activists have filed a congressional ethics complaint against Rep. Scott Perry for trying to help President Donald Trump undo his 2020 election loss.
The complaint calls for York County Republican lawmakers to spread unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, pressure federal officials to investigate allegations of voter fraud, and install an acting attorney general to help challenge the election results. charged with trying to
The House Ethics Committee receiving the complaint will decide whether to set up an investigative subcommittee to delve into the document’s allegations, according to a news release announcing the complaint. It asks the Commission to investigate whether Perry is guilty of conspiring to defraud the United States, making false statements to the executive branch, obstructing official process, or some other offense.
“We were appalled and shocked by his actions,” said Camp Hill resident Susan Lawler, who co-signed the complaint. “We feel we deserve better.”
A special committee on Jan. 6 subpoenaed Perry to shed light on some of his actions after the 2020 election, but Lawler said she and fellow activist Marlene Kanak had more to come by November. I feel the need to do
“There hasn’t been enough publicity about what he’s done,” said Kanak of Delhi Township.
Perry faces an election challenge from Democrat Shamain Daniels.
His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the complaint.
Lawler and Kanak, both Perry voters, filed complaints on Thursday with the help of organizations Indivisible and Free Speech for People.
As information about the January 6th attack continues to pour out, “one of the worst attacks on democracy in our nation’s history, and the central role Senator Perry played in it, more than ever. It’s become clear to us,” said Meagan Hatcher-Mays of Democracy. Policy Director of Indivisible, a group that works to promote progressive values.
New evidence emerged over the summer about Perry’s role in helping Trump and his supporters try to challenge the victory of President Joe Biden.
A text message released by the selection committee on Jan. 6 shows the 2020 congressman was trying to convince senior White House officials that the Italians were using Satellites falsifying total votesPerry also pushed the conspiracy theory That the British were manipulating the votesing machine and that the American intelligence agencies were involved in the plan.
Members of the House proposed replacing the Acting Attorney General with Justice Department official Jeffrey Clarke. A key ally of Trump in his quest to overturn the electionaccording to the New York Times.
The paper also reported that Perry prepared the following documents: Unsubstantiated voter fraud claims from Pennsylvania It asked the Department of Justice to reconsider the allegations. A Pennsylvania-based federal prosecutor later found the allegations “not well-founded.”
The January 6 committee also heard testimony that Perry had requested a presidential pardon following the Capitol riots, a claim that lawmakers have repeatedly denied.
Last month, FBI agents seized a congressman’s cell phone. Perry said authorities told his attorney he was not under investigation, and he has since accused federal law enforcement of conducting a politically motivated investigation.
A congressman filed a lawsuit in late August in an attempt to stop federal agents from seeing the contents of his cell phone.