Ethics Complaint Filed Against Senator Kyrsten Sinema Over ‘Troubling’ Issue

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Monday became the subject of a complaint from a conservative organization over a failure to make financial disclosures required by federal law.

Tom Jones, president of the American Accountability Foundation, told Fox News on Tuesday that reporting her finances was more than just a legal requirement, however.

“Sen. Sinema has a moral and legal obligation to fully disclose the details of her finances,” Jones said, according to Fox. “The fact that she hasn’t done so is highly suspicious and troubling.”

The complaint revolves around Sinema’s relationship with Dr. Lindsay Buckman, who lives with Sinema, according to the group, and whom Sinema asked the House Ethics Committee in 2013 to treat as her “spouse in all but title” so that he could travel with her at government expense.

Since then, however, she has not reported any of Buckman’s assets or income on disclosures, though senators are required to include such information about their spouses on such documents.

If she wanted him treated like her spouse then, the group argues, she should have treated him as her spouse ever since, the group reasoned.

“While Senator Sinema appears to believe Dr. Buckman is just like a spouse for the purpose of $7737.15 junkets to Israel funded by outside groups, she does not seem to believe that the spousal designation applies for the purposes of financial disclosures,” the complaint argued.

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