Social media blackout: GOP’s Ryan shuts down Facebook, Twitter
Politico Washington (AP) – Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is shutting down social media sites on the House floor after the House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to investigate the House Speaker for allegedly using his position to help himself at a private conference.
The House Ethics Panel voted 3-2 to investigate Ryan for violating House rules by using his official position to attend a conference of conservative activists at his home on June 20.
Ryan’s spokesman, Greg Stumpf, issued a statement on behalf of the congressman.
The panel voted to investigate because of an alleged violation of House rules and Ryan’s use of his official capacity to promote the conference, which was held in a hotel.
Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, has apologized for the conference and is considering a legal strategy.