Only two months into his tenure and one of the GOP’s golden children from the last election is already in a huge ethical investigation that is causing members of his own party to distance themselves from him:
Florida Rep. David Rivera, under an ethical cloud and facing an expanding investigation into his finances, is in a political squeeze from Republicans in Washington and Miami just two months into his congressional tenure.
Republicans are already privately floating the names of potential primary challengers to Rivera, and on Capitol Hill he’s found himself increasingly isolated as leaders try to distance themselves from his troubles back home.
The GOP isn’t innocent in this either. They were very well aware of the ethical questions surrounding Rivera during the campaign, yet they chose to ignore them. They didn’t care if they were brining in another scandalous scum; they only worried about numbers.