Ethics Won’t Investigate Gwen Moore’s Arrest

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted September 11, 2014 at 2:35pm

The House Ethics Committee will not investigate Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., following her Sept.
4 arrest while protesting with fast food workers outside a McDonald’s in her home state.  

On Thursday, the committee published a routine report on the congresswoman’s arrest, and the disorderly conduct citation issued in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The panel said the matter is expected to be resolved with the payment of a fine, pending a non-mandatory court appearance on Nov. 18.  

“The Committee voted against empanelling an investigative subcommittee in this matter,” the report states. “The Committee considered the scope and nature of the conduct described above and determined that review by an investigative subcommittee is not required in this matter.”  

The protest was part of the national “Fight for 15” campaign staged in more than 150 cities across the country. Workers are fighting to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  

Moore’s citation will cost the five-term congresswoman $691.  

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