The Daily Beast reports:
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has sought to fundraise off his spat with Rep. Jared Moskowitz in which Comer called the Florida Democrat a “smurf.” Comer on Friday sent a series of texts and emails with the subject line, “I did call Democrat Congressman Jared Moskowitz a smurf,” adding that “I will not be apologizing for it.” Moskowitz had brought up a Daily Beast report that showed Comer paid his brother $200,000 and also allegedly engaged in some questionable land swaps with him.
Read the full article. Comer is facing an ethics complaint for the “smurf” insult, but don’t expect anything to come of it.
Representative James Comer’s actions are not only a violation of the public trust, but a violation of his fundamental duty as a Member of the House of Representatives to uphold the letter and spirit of the House Rules. https://t.co/hTyR0futux
— Congressional Integrity Project (@usintegrityorg) November 15, 2023
Mark won’t be donating Chairman Comer. I don’t need an apology. Im not a Snowflake. Good luck with the fundraising! pic.twitter.com/JPZrpZCgxo
— Jared Moskowitz 🟧 (@JaredEMoskowitz) November 17, 2023
Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) sparred during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, where Comer told Moskowitz he looks “like a Smurf.” pic.twitter.com/prYh8dcypG
— The Hill (@thehill) November 14, 2023