Democrat Rep Admits She Voted On Bill Remotely While Vacationing In France

Representative Cindy Axne, a Democrat from Iowa, speaks during a drive-in rally for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Days away from the presidential election, polls give Biden the biggest lead over Donald Trump since Barack Obama trounced John McCain in 2008, yet web searches in the U.S. suggest voters are squarely focused on gauging how Trump may still find a path to victory. Photographer: Rachel Mummey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At a glance

  • Rep. Cindy Axne admitted Sunday she went on an August vacation in France with her family despite the Iowa Democrat voting remotely while abroad through a COVID-19 policy on a key spending bill.
  • Axne sent a letter to the House clerk Aug. 12 delegating her in-person voting status that day to Democratic Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton.
  • While Axne wrote in her letter that her “proxy” vote decision was “due to the ongoing public health emergency,” the congresswoman admitted in a Sunday interview that she was actually in France traveling with her family.

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