Representative Bowman Accused Of Abusing Official Resources

 April 12, 2023

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed an official ethics complaint on April 10, asking for an investigation into New York Democrat Representative Jamaal Bowman's use of the Chinese social media app TikTok.

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed the $1.7 TRILLION omnibus spending bill into law. A provision in the bill banned TikTok from United States government devices for being a potential national security problem.

Some lawmakers are even looking to ban TikTok from America entirely.

But not Jamaal Bowman.

Despite the massive risk of China being able to see data from the app, Jamaal Bowman is being accused of "using the same TikTok account for official House and political purposes, which would be a violation of House Ethics rules."

"Although he maintains two separate accounts," the report begins. "Rep. Bowman has posted political content on his official account and used official resources to make posts on his political account. For instance, Bowman recorded a political video from inside the U.S. Capitol building and posted it on his political account."

Another example is that Bowman has made identical political posts calling for a Supreme Court Justice to be impeached on both his political account and his campaign account

"Finally," the letter concluded, "he has apparently also recorded video to post to his political TikTok account from his Congressional office. The post on the left was uploaded to his political account and the posts on the right were recorded from the same location, on the same day or week, and uploaded to his official account."