The House Ethics Committee is investigating Democratic Del. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas of Guam in response to allegations he misused campaign funds and was having an affair with a woman working in his congressional office.
“The Committee is aware of public allegations that Delegate Michael F. Q. San Nicolas may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on his congressional staff, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted improper or excessive campaign contributions,” the 10-member bipartisan ethics panel announced in a statement Thursday.
The announcement comes a day after the panel said it would investigate another freshman Democrat, Rep. Katie Hill of California, over allegations she is romantically involved with her male legislative director. Hill denies it but has admitted to having an affair with a female campaign staffer and engaging in a “throuple” with her husband, who is now seeking a divorce.
San Nicolas took office in January and is among five nonvoting delegates in the U.S. House.