In recent days, though, Brown has taken to flying the flag of ethics reform, proposing strict new internal disclosure rules for the D.C. Council and telling the Washington Times this week that he’d also like to see changes to how Constituent Service Funds are used. In that interview, Brown even went as far as to call out council members Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), and Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) for their own problems and argue that despite his own issues, “I think I’m in a perfect position to push [ethics reform].”

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