Ethics Investigation Opened into Meehan Over Sexual Harassment Claims
According to Politico, the investigation cites the harassment allegations and the use of his office budget to settle the claims.
Meehan’s reported use of his office budget to pay for the settlement is not explicitly banned by House ethics, but the congressional Office of Compliance was created to rule on sexual harassment claims and pay for settlements.
Meehan’s former aid who brought forward the allegations has asked the Ethics Committee to examine whether Meehan breached the confidentiality agreement that was part of the settlement.
Texas Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe replaced Meehan on the Ethics Committee