Mollohan Votes on FBI Funding Amendment Despite Promise to Recuse Himself Due to Ongoing FBI Investigation

July 30, 2007

Despite having recused himself from matters relating to the FBI — which is reportedly investigating his finances — Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday voted against an amendment that would have increased the bureau’s budget by $6 million.

Republicans say Mollohan’s vote proves his recusal is a sham — and claim the amendment was intended to draw him out.

Democrats defended Mollohan, saying he had not participated in discussions about the agencies that are reportedly investigating him, though no one from his office or the Appropriations Committee would go on the record for this article.

Read more: (Paul Singer, “Mollohan Cast Votes Despite Recusal,” Roll Call, 7/30/07)