Although Mahoney maintains his innocence and himself has called for the House ethics committee to look into the matter, CREW still sent the panel a letter demanding an investigation.
“Rep. Mahoney engaged in a course of conduct demonstrating a stunning abuse of his elected position,” said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director.
“He prioritized his extramarital affair over upholding the rules and laws he swore to obey.”
But Sloan didn’t stop there.
“And of course, Rep. Mahoney is the worst sort of hypocrite, having won the seat on a moral values platform after the Foley scandal. But if hypocrisy alone was enough to merit an ethics investigation, the ethics committee would be running a 24 hour-a-day shop.”