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Congressional Integrity Project Calls on Rep. James Comer to Condemn His Supporters for Harassing, Threatening Driver of Billboard Truck

Dec 18, 2023

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For Immediate Release
Date: December 18, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Integrity Project (CIP) launched a new mobile billboard in Tompkinsville, KY, where an investigation by the Associated Press revealed House Oversight Chairman James Comer has a shady shell company and used to do business with a donor, which he failed to disclose. However, the mobile billboard truck driver, who was scheduled to drive for eight hours, was forced to leave town after less than two hours out of fear for their safety after being harassed and threatened by James Comer’s supporters all morning. The driver, on behalf of CIP, was performing a legal, First Amendment-protected activity. A call from CIP’s counsel to the local police department yielded no help in curbing the harassment. 

The Congressional Integrity Project calls on James Comer to condemn his supporters for their threats and harassment which included pickup trucks following the driver, cutting the driver off, and cursing the driver at every stop. 

Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement in response. 

“We call on James Comer to condemn his supporters in Tompkinsville, Kentucky for threatening and harassing a billboard truck driver who was operating legally to call attention to his hypocrisy and possible corruption. This is an activity protected under the First Amendment, and while his supporters may also exercise their right to free speech if they don’t like what we’re saying, threats and harassment are completely unacceptable. Congressman Comer, we know you can’t take the heat, but our action is legal and this harassment must stop. Why are you so afraid of the people of Tompkinsville, Kentucky learning the truth of your hypocrisy, corruption, and shady business dealings?” 

Watch the video played by the mobile billboard truck here.