The non-profit group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a formal complaint against U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Gainesville) with the Office of Congressional Ethics, alleging that the congressman violated House rules and federal law by improperly intervening with Georgia political leaders to preserve a program that financially benefits him.
The complaint is based on this article in Sunday’s AJC.
The implication that I intervened with state officials to benefit myself is completely false, outrageous, and nothing more than a back alley, in-the-shadows attempt by one of my political opponents to damage my good name and reputation with a cheap political shot.
This afternoon, Deal’s congressional office issued a similar statement:
“I welcome the opportunity to defend myself and my office from this allegation that has been made. The implication that I intervened with state officials to benefit myself is completely outrageous and false. I look forward to a speedy resolution as not to distract from my duties and service to the Ninth District of Georgia.”
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