Crooked Matt Cartwright is looking to make Washington work for him.

CROOKED MATT CARTWRIGHT

  • Ethics complaints claimed he used his office to try to enrich his family.
  • Named one of Congress’ worst ethics violators. Worst!
  • Sponsored legislation that could directly benefit his family’s law firm!

ABUSING HIS OFFICE?

Congressman Matt Cartwright was exposed for crooked attempts to rewrite the law to give himself a fat payday. The Washington Examiner reported Cartwright repeatedly authored legislation that if enacted would increase payouts to his family’s law firm where he holds a multi-million-dollar stake, a direct violation of House Ethics Rules. Americans get played. Cartwright gets paid.

“…It’s blatantly obvious the motives behind the legislation are to economically improve the bottom line [of firms like his],” one observer noted.

NAMED “WORST ETHICS VIOLATOR OF 2019”

Matt Cartwright’s unethical attempt to make himself rich landed him an honor he never wanted: an independent ethics watchdog organization – the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust – named him among their 2019 list of Congress’ “worst ethics violators,” citing his obvious conflict of interest.

WEALTH SKYROCKETS IN OFFICE

But Cartwright didn’t just try to get rich in office – he actually did it. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, as of 2016 Matt Cartwright’s personal wealth had skyrocketed while in office.

Since coming to Congress, Cartwright’s wealth has increased 140% to an estimated $6 million … all while on a taxpayer-funded salary.

CARTWRIGHT HID PRIVATE PLANE AND LAKE HOUSE FROM TAXPAYERS

Cartwright’s ethics problems get even worse. Crooked Cartwright tried to hide his private plane and $1.3 million lake house in New York by leaving it off his financial disclosure forms, in violation of House Ethics Rules. No wonder he was trying so hard to line his own pockets while in office.

REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

Making matters worse, Crooked Cartwright is going to desperate lengths to avoid answering questions about his quickly growing ethics problems.

Confronted in the Capitol hallways, Cartwright quickly ducked into the closest room possible to avoid questions and even ran into traffic to get away from a concerned citizen who wanted answers.