Two indicted GOP congressmen headed again to Washington final week after profitable re-election — and their colleagues have been none too glad about it.


In a pointed slap at upstate New York Rep. Chris Collins and California Rep. Duncan Hunter, Home Republicans voted on new guidelines Thursday that can drive GOP lawmakers out of their committee assignments if they’re indicted on felony costs.


Beforehand, the get together’s rulebook laid out no formal penalties for congressmen who’re in authorized sizzling water.


Leaders usually strain troubled members to resign from their committee posts as a sign of get together disapproval.


Rep. Michael Grimm (R-SI/Bkln.) left the highly effective Home Monetary Companies Committee in 2014 when he was indicted on 12 counts of fraud. Grimm was later convicted and served seven months in jail.


However Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts to punish Collins and Hunter in August descended into ugly public sniping earlier than the 2 shamed legislators caved and resigned their committee posts – briefly, each mentioned.


Hunter’s official web site continues to checklist his standing as a member of the Home Armed Companies, Training and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.


And Collins’ website resorts to sneaky language, claiming that he “serves on the Home Power and Commerce Committee within the 114th Congress” – true, however deceptive, as a result of the 114th Congress resulted in 2016.


Collins was indicted in a Manhattan federal courtroom in August on insider-trading costs. He’s accused of tipping off his son to the outcomes of a failed drug trial at an Australian biotech firm — thus serving to Cameron Collins escape as much as $768,000 in losses.


Hunter and his spouse Margaret are accused of stealing $250,000 of marketing campaign funds and spending the money on household holidays, restaurant meals and groceries.






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