Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) wore a Hillary Clinton pin during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The committee heard testimony from FBI Director James Comey on the agency’s decision not to pursue charges and a newly revealed set of controversial immunity deals given to Clinton’s staff.
Jackson Lee asked Comey questions while wearing the “H” campaign pin — though the exchange left no doubt as to her leanings on the matter.
“[Republicans] want you to prosecute, or ask the DOJ to prosecute, Secretary Clinton regardless of the facts. So they’ve engaged in an almost daily ritual of holding hearings, desperately trying to tear down the investigation,” she told Comey.
The House has guidelines restricting certain forms of campaign-related activity, but there is no apparent ban on wearing pins. However, while it is not unusual in the slightest for representatives to express their political beliefs on Capitol Hill, wearing campaign paraphernalia during an oversight hearing is more of a rarity.
Tim Kaine did the same thing. He wore a Hillary pin on the Senate floor Tuesday. When someone brought it up, he just said he forgot to take it off.
Kaine comes to Senate flr for vote wearing his "Hillary" lapel pin. I ask him about it. He says he forgot to take it off.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 27, 2016