Lamborn Ethics Investigation Moves Forward(er)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) as a fictional character.

Things aren’t looking great for Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), who is facing an ethics committee investigation and a separate lawsuit related to some pretty serious allegations of creating a toxic workplace environment.

That’s the word from Chris Marquette, Congressional ethics and accountability reporter for CQ Roll Call. We’re inclined to take Marquette’s word on this, since a press release issued by the committee today is fully ensconced inside a thick sheen of congressional-ese gibberish that is difficult for regular English-speaking people to understand.

In December 2021, the Ethics Committee announced that it was “moving forward” with an investigation into Lamborn’s office, so this latest move seems to indicate that the committee is moving…even forwarder? The bottom line seems to be that allegations against Lamborn are serious and credible enough that the case can’t be swept under the rug.

Lamborn faces multiple allegations of abusing staffers, including requiring Congressional staff to pick up his wife’s laundry and buy her Christmas presents, as well as refusing COVID-19 precautions and a claim that Lamborn allowed his grown son to live in a storage closet in the basement of the U.S. Capitol.

Lamborn has been re-elected more times than should have been possible since winning a 6-way GOP Primary for an open seat in 2006. This year he faces a potentially-difficult Primary challenge from State Rep. Dave Williams.

5 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    Lamborn Has Ethically-Questionable-Like Qualities?

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Wonder what the fair market value of living in a storage closet might be?  And if income taxes were paid on that value.

  3. Sparky says:

    Sadly the majority of CO Springs voters simply don't care: They like their lazy corrupt Trumpist guy and want him to keep doing what he's always been doing.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      It's not so much a matter of them liking him than that CD 5 Republicans are idiots.

      When they try to take him down in a primary, they usually have three or more candidates splintering the anti-Lamborn vote and allowing him to survive with a plurality win.

      And let's not forget, an avocado pit with a "R" next to it would win a general election in CD 5 even under worst of circumstances.

  4. RepealAndReplace says:

    Does this mean that Lamborn's son is a storage closet case? 

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