Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was the subject of two campaign finance complaints filed on Tuesday.
The liberal watchdog group End Citizens United filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and House Office of Congressional Ethics.
In the complaint, the group noted Greene's campaign account and leadership account both ran the same ad, but with different disclaimers, and that the ad was not reported as an in-kind contribution. It also noted the PAC's disclaimer was "materially misleading" when it claimed the ad was not authorized by a candidate.
"In addition, End Citizens United filed a complaint against Greene with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) for using her campaign committee and leadership PAC for official activities. Under federal law, members of Congress cannot use outside sources of money to fund their official government activities. The two similar TV ads from her campaign committee and her leadership PAC specifically encouraged viewers to 'call Congress' and included the phone number for the Capitol switchboard to oppose the INVEST in America Act. By airing ads paid for by her principal campaign committee and her leadership PAC that explicitly opposed a specific piece of legislation and lobbied supporters against the bill, Congresswoman Greene violated those provisions of federal law and House rules," the group alleged.
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller urged accountability.
"Congresswoman Greene has shown a blatant disregard for the law and is engaging in corrupt Washington practices," said Muller. "Using her leadership PAC in an attempt to get around federal law and regulations is both unethical and illegal. Both the FEC and OCE should immediately begin an investigation and hold her accountable for her self-serving and shady practices."