Pelosi Statement on Indictment and Arrest of Congressman Chris Collins

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the indictment and arrest of Congressman Chris Collins on charges related to securities fraud:

“The charges against Congressman Collins show the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among Republicans in Washington today.  The Ethics Committee must accelerate its own investigation into Congressman Collins’ illegal abuse of the public trust.

“The American people deserve better than the GOP’s corruption, cronyism, and incompetence.  Delivering A Better Deal for hard-working families means enacting tougher ethics laws to crack down on the self-dealing that has metastasized under the GOP Congress and the Trump Administration.

“While House Republicans enrich themselves and their special interest donors, Democrats are committed to cleaning up corruption to make Washington work For The People.”

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