Conservative Controversies & Scandals

2017 Republican Scandals

  • Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General of the United States, didn't disclose millions of dollars worth of oil interests that he owns in Alabama in his paperwork submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is in violation of federal ethics rules that require Sessions to submit a "complete and specific public disclosure" of his financial assets.
  • Representative Tom Price, Donald Trumps choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been the go-to person for health industry executives and donors who have run afoul of federal regulators or who are facing cuts from the federal government. Price has made decades of inquires to the FDA on behalf of his high moneyed donors and has also personally advocated for multiple companies who have donated money to his campaigns and PAC's.
  • Donald Trump charged $500 to everyone who attended his NYE party at Mar-a-Lago and personally pocketed the money instead of giving it to his political action committee or the RNC.
  • Donald Trump reportedly kicked an author who wrote a critical biography about the President-Elect off his Mar-A-Largo golf course after the author approached Trump to shake his hand and pay his respects. Harry Hurt III, the author who Trump kicked off the course, accused Trump of telling him to leave the course because "it’s inappropriate that you play here and I want you to leave."