Graham broke Senate rules by soliciting campaign funds in federal building, expert says

Kedric Payne, an expert at the Campaign Legal Center who previously served as deputy chief counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, said those comments violate Senate ethics rules, which prohibit members from soliciting campaign contributions in any federal building. “It was shocking that he would make this solicitation because every member of Congress knows this rule,” Payne said, noting that lawmakers regularly leave the U.S. Capitol complex when they need to make fundraising calls. “It is imperative that a member be held accountable for violating this fundamental rule.”

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