When the Ethics Committee announced in late November that it was reviewing Young’s case, it also confirmed that it was looking into possible ethics violations committed by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D), which are believed to be related to a lawsuit filed in March that accused the Florida lawmaker of unwelcome sexual advances and subsequent retaliation against a staffer when he chaired the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The committee now has until Jan. 11 to decide whether it will empanel a subcommittee to formally investigate the allegations against Hastings. At that point, if a subcommittee is not formed, the contents of the OCE report will be released.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.