Ethically Challenged Cartwright Votes to Enrich Himself Again

Ethically Challenged Cartwright Votes to Enrich Himself Again

HAZLETON – Today, Jim Bognet, Former Trump Administration Official and Republican Nominee for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District, slammed incumbent Democrat Congressman Matt Cartwright after Cartwright voted to increase trucking liability limits despite being the subject of an ethics complaint that he directly and personally benefits from the vote. As background:

  • Cartwright has “[i]ntroduced multiple bills to raise the mandatory liability insurance for truck drivers.” (Washington Examiner, 10/22/19)
  • Cartwright is still a member of the profit-sharing plan at Munley Law, which specializes in truck-related accidents, and stands to benefit from any increases to liability limits. His wife, Marion, is still a partner at Munley Law. (House Clerk, Munley.com)
  • For his direct conflict of interest voting to raise trucking liability limits, Matt Cartwright was named one of Congress’s “worst ethics violators” (Land Line, 1/3/20)
  • Only AFTER a complaint was filed, Cartwright was forced to amend two years of personal financial disclosures to acknowledge his wife’s income from Munley Law. (Washington Examiner, 10/22/19)

“It is shocking just how corrupt Matt Cartwright is. He says he’s one of us, but he’s changed. Cartwright voted to line his own pockets instead of putting the people of Northeast PA first. The people I grew up with would be shocked to know a self-dealing, multi-millionaire, liberal, trial lawyer is representing them in Congress. We’re going to change that in November” – Jim Bognet.