Scandal-plagued Rep. in the house

September 4, 2012

A scathing ethics report isn't keeping Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) from participating in the Democratic National Convention.

He's roaming the convention floor with aides in tow -- but for more than an hour appeared to avoid sitting with the New Jersey delegation towards the top of the arena.

Just four days ago, the House Ethics Committee announced plans to keep investigating allegations that Andrews used funds from his campaign account and leadership PAC to pay for personal trips to Scotland and Los Angeles and a high school graduation party for his daughter, which doubled as a campaign fundraiser.

As he has before, Andrews insisted again Tuesday night that he's done nothing wrong and is proud to be serving as a DNC delegate.

"My constituents can tell the difference between a fact and an allegation," Andrews said. "When this review is complete, it will show that I followed all the rules and standards and I put faith in the trust of my constituents."

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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