House Ethics Committee expands inquiry into U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold

Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

In this Dec. 19, 2017, photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a meeting of House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation of Farenthold to determine whether he lied to the committee in its inquiry into sexual harassment allegations. The panel is also reviewing whether he directed his congressional staff to work on his election campaigns. Farenthold is the subject of an investigation into whether he sexually harassed a former member of his staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Susan Walsh
In this Dec. 19, 2017, photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a meeting of House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation of Farenthold to determine whether he lied to the committee in its inquiry into sexual harassment allegations. The panel is also reviewing whether he directed his congressional staff to work on his election campaigns. Farenthold is the subject of an investigation into whether he sexually harassed a former member of his staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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