U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has been cleared of any wrongdoing for using taxpayer dollars to cover the cost of flights between a Florida family vacation home and Washington, D.C.
“Based on all available information, the Committee found no evidence that your actions violated federal law, Senate Rules or standards of conduct,” Shannon Hamilton Kopplin, staff director of the Senate Ethics Committee, wrote in a June 23 letter. “Accordingly, the Committee has dismissed the complaint.”
Last month, a Democratic activist, working with the state Democratic Party, filed a complaint against Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, with committee Chairman Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Vice-Chairman James Lankford, R-Oklahoma.
The complaint said senators may use government funds to pay for official business, but it contended Johnson has “flouted this rule” by repeatedly using official funds to subsidize…