Campaigning Rep. Carolyn Maloney used COVID rule to vote by proxy on assault weapons ban

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2022
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Rep. Maloney cited a “public health emergency” in a letter to the HouseDrew Angerer/Getty Imagesclerk explaining why she was absent from voting.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) had a colleague vote on her behalf when the House of Representatives passed legislation to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns — while she campaigned for re-election back in her Manhattan district, The Post has learned.

Maloney’s vote via a proxy Friday raised eyebrows because two days prior, she held a public hearing as chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to grill gun manufacturers on their sale and marketing of assault weapons like the ones used in recent mass shootings.

Maloney, however, used a congressional COVID rule...

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