“Since getting elected to the Maryland General Assembly in 2014 I have spent thousands of hours in the service of my constituents, and I am proud of this record. Sadly, over the past few months I have been the target of a nasty smear campaign and a sham investigation by a powerful lobby in Annapolis; this culminated today in the form of a report from the Ethics Committee seeking to reprimand me. During this time I, through counsel, requested multiple times to be provided with an opportunity to be heard, and be provided with copies of any complaints against me, but I was never afforded this opportunity and my due process rights were consistently violated. I was provided with copies of the allegations on Friday, March 22nd, and the hearing with the Ethics Committee was held the following day. My attorneys repeatedly pointed out the faults in this process and the failure of the Committee to give us time to investigate the allegations. Interestingly, on Friday, March 22nd, all the Delegates were instructed by the Speaker Pro Tem and the House Majority Leader to come an hour early for the session on Monday, March 25th, where they were then handed copies of the printed report. It almost seems that the Ethics Committee report was written even before the Committee hearing!