Group requests ethics investigation into Horsford affair
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 20: Democratic candidate for Nevada's 4th House District Steven Horsford (L) is greeted by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a rally at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 as Biden campaigns for Nevada Democratic candidates on October 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early voting for the midterm elections in Nevada begins today. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press
Posted at 1:45 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated2020-05-21 16:45:52-04
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A watchdog group affiliated with Nevada's former GOP Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada violated any laws or ethics rules in the course of an extramarital affair.
The complaint filed Wednesday by the group Americans for Public Trust asks the nonpartisan congressional office to investigate whether Horsford "exploited his official position" in the course of the affair, which he acknowledged over the weekend.