Campaign for Accountability, a liberal non-profit ethics watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday over GOP Rep. Nancy Mace’s recent request for campaign funds during a Fox Business interview.
Mace, one of the seven House Republicans who voted alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to oust Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, was standing in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda when she urged Fox viewers to donate to her campaign website, violating House ethics rules prohibiting the solicitation of campaign contributions in federal buildings.
The South Carolina lawmaker has actively sought to raise cash off of her vote to dethrone McCarthy, sending out fundraising emails immediately after the now-former speaker was removed from his post on Tuesday.
Mace has also shamelessly begged for donations during her cable news and podcast interviews, including a Wednesday afternoon appearance on Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto’s program. (Ironically, it was just nine months ago when Mace criticized Gaetz for fundraising off of his attempt to deny McCarthy the speaker’s gavel.)
“You’re damn right I’m fundraising off of this right now because the establishment is coming after me for taking a principled stand,” Mace boasted to Ca