House votes to censure Giddings

By Ruth Brown and Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports The Idaho House of Representatives voted 49-19 on Monday to censure Rep. Priscilla Giddings, of White Bird, after the House Ethics Committee conducted a public hearing this summer. The vote came after a tense debate. At the beginning, members of the committee, as well as House SpeakerContinue reading “House votes to censure Giddings”

Analysis: Are ethics complaint responses subject to public disclosure?

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  Last week, the House Ethics Committee held a contentious hearing on two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird. The representative gave testimony defending her actions and asserting her right to free speech, though she spent just as much time — if not more — accusing the committee itself ofContinue reading “Analysis: Are ethics complaint responses subject to public disclosure?”

Committee recommends censure for Giddings ethics violations

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The House Ethics Committee unanimously found that Rep. Priscilla Giddings behaved in a manner unbecoming of a representative, and voted to recommend she be censured by the House and removed from her post on the Commerce and Human Resources Committee.  Two ethics complaints asserted that Giddings, R-White Bird, acted inappropriatelyContinue reading “Committee recommends censure for Giddings ethics violations”

Giddings combative as lawmakers question conduct

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The Ethics and House Policy Committee met Monday, August 2, to review two complaints accusing Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, of conduct unbecoming a Representative and detrimental to the House as a body. Lawmakers who testified expressed disappointment at her actions, while Giddings repeatedly objected to questions and at timesContinue reading “Giddings combative as lawmakers question conduct”

What to expect in the Giddings ethics hearing

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The House is at recess and the Senate is adjourned sine die, but that doesn’t mean lawmakers get a summer break.  The Ethics and House Policy Committee will meet Monday, August 2, to review two complaints accusing Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, of conduct unbecoming a Representative and detrimental toContinue reading “What to expect in the Giddings ethics hearing”

House ethics committee sets hearing for review of Rep. Giddings’ conduct

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Ethics and House Policy Committee reported Tuesday that they found probable cause to further review two complaints made about Rep. Priscilla Giddings’ conduct.  The allegations revolve around conduct unbecoming of a representative, as first reported by the Idaho Capital Sun. Giddings, R-White Bird, was previously accused of identifying, orContinue reading “House ethics committee sets hearing for review of Rep. Giddings’ conduct”

After Legislative ethics hearing involving intern, complaints on Rep. Giddings flood in

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports In the week following a Legislative ethics hearing revolving around a sexual assault allegation against a former legislator, House leadership received nearly 2,000 complaints about Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, after she twice published a link to a blog that named the victim of an alleged sexual assault. Most ofContinue reading “After Legislative ethics hearing involving intern, complaints on Rep. Giddings flood in”

Additional security footage shows group filming distraught Doe after testimony

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Idaho Reports has received additional security camera footage showing a confrontation between Jane Doe and three women who filmed her after her April 28th testimony in front of the House Ethics Committee. After Doe’s testimony, during which the 19-year-old intern told the committee former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger raped her,Continue reading “Additional security footage shows group filming distraught Doe after testimony”

Partial security footage shows small group following Jane Doe after ethics hearing

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Most of the security camera footage depicts a normal morning at the Idaho Capitol: A reporter walks to a press room, security guards chat, a group of school-aged children looks at photos in the wall and wanders toward the rotunda. But at 11:18 am, something catches the eye of theContinue reading “Partial security footage shows small group following Jane Doe after ethics hearing”

Von Ehlinger resigns after ethics committee votes to suspend

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger has resigned hours after the Ethics and House Policy Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend his censure and suspension after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old intern. The resignation was confirmed to Idaho Reports by multiple lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon. We will updateContinue reading “Von Ehlinger resigns after ethics committee votes to suspend”