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Ethics Watchdog Unanimously Votes to Investigate Hickenlooper for Private Jet Travel

This announcement from the committee comes has Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit New Hampshire later this week.

By NTK Staff | 02.12.2019 @1:00pm
Ethics Watchdog Unanimously Votes to Investigate Hickenlooper for Private Jet Travel

Possible 2020 hopeful and former Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper (D-CO), will likely have an ethics investigation hanging over his presidential campaign if he decides to run.

The Denver Post reported on Monday that “Colorado’s ethics watchdog committee unanimously voted Monday not to dismiss a complaint that alleges former Gov. John Hickenlooper accepted free jet rides in violation of state rules.”

The complaint stems from allegations made by former Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty, who “alleged Hickenlooper violated the state’s gift ban when he crisscrossed the country throughout his two terms.”

The statutes of limitation restrict the committee’s investigation to travel that occurred in 2018.

The committee’s announcement comes has Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit New Hampshire later this week and make a final decision about whether to run for president by the end of March.

According to the Denver Post, “Monday’s decision means the ethics complaint likely won’t be resolved by then. The commission is known for taking months to conclude investigations.”

Hickenlooper has denied the allegation of any wrongdoing, claiming that the travel was either “not germane to his role” as governor or that he had paid for the travel himself.

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