Ethics Violations, Missed Votes, & Brutal Stories: Ralph Abraham’s Awful Week — And It’s Only Tuesday

It’s been a rough week for Congressman Ralph Abraham – and it’s only Tuesday. Abraham’s week began with a brutal story in the Advocate detailing how Abraham has essentially abandoned his responsibilities as a Congressman to campaign for Governor. The Advocate noted that Abraham missed almost two-dozen votes since announcing his gubernatorial campaign. Abraham missed votes during the government shutdown nearly every week to raise money for himself.

Then, later on Monday, American Ledger reported that Abraham violated House ethics rules at least 20 different times by posting campaign content on his taxpayer funded website.

Now, Abraham is facing a possible investigation into his unethical conduct after the American Democracy Legal Fund filed a formal complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Then to top it off, there’s more chatter about Republicans recruiting former Congressman John Fleming (who came in 5th place in his last statewide race) to run against Abraham.

“There’s a reason Senator John Kennedy says Ralph Abraham can’t win and Republicans are trying to recruit a has-been former Congressman to run against him,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Abraham isn’t showing up to work, abused his taxpayer funded office to promote himself, and lied about donating his salary to help children with cancer. It’s no wonder he can’t crack 20 percent in the polls.”