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Rep. Jayapal’s Arrest Will Not Trigger Ethics Investigation

Washington Democrat was arrested at immigration protest

From left, Reps. Luis V. Gutiérrez of Illinois, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Joseph Crowley of New York, John Lewis of Georgia, Judy Chu of California, Al Green of Texas, Adriano Espaillat of New York, and others march to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices on June 13. Jayapal was among about 575 women arrested two weeks later during an immigration protest. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House Ethics Committee has voted against impanelling an investigative subcommittee to look into Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s arrest in June during an immigration protest in the Hart Senate Office Building.

The Washington Democrat was arrested June 28 along with nearly 575 women during a sit-in to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. She was arrested for “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” according to the Ethics panel report.

“I’m proud to have been arrested with them, to put myself in the camp of people who believe that the United States of America is better,” Jayapal said in a video posted on Twitter after her arrest.

Jayapal paid a $50 fine and the charges were dismissed. The Ethics panel said the legal proceedings related to her arrest are “resolved.”

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