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READ: Rep. Blum's response to House ethics case

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Iowa Representative Rod Blum has issued a statement regarding a report that he failed to disclose his role in a company to the United States House of Representatives during his first term in 2016.

Below is Rep. Blum's full statement on the matter:

“This is yet another desperate, Democrat diversion originated from the career politicians in Washington D.C. doing everything they can to make sure Nancy Pelosi is Speaker again. As a career businessman, I'll never understand Washington and their practice of the politics of personal destruction. This is a textbook case of making a mountain out of a molehill for political gain. I merely made an administrative oversight and the Democrat attack machine wants to have you believe this is Enron - but it must be campaign season in Iowa again.

The company in question in which I was listed as Director in a business filing, was worth basically nothing in value and not functioning: therefore not listed in my filing as an asset. I have spoken with the Committee on Ethics and the filing has been amended due to this oversight. The amendment names me as a Director and also lists the company as an asset worth $700 as an abundance of caution. While I regret this administrative oversight I will not concede to the narrative that this is some sort of scandal.”

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