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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressional Integrity Project to Fly Plane With Banner Over Kentucky Derby Calling for Investigation Into James Comer

May 5, 2023

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MAY 6, 2023***  


Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, Congressional Integrity Project will fly a plane over the Kentucky Derby, one of the most attended events in the state, to call for an investigation into James Comer. The plane will carry a banner calling on Rep. James Comer’s constituents to go to, where they will find an article in the Louisville Courier Journal about Congressional Integrity Project’s letter to the Fayette Commonwealth Attorney’s Office calling for an investigation into Comer’s involvement in obtaining and distributing leaked emails and, if there is sufficient evidence, to charge him with a crime. Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement: 

“Comer all but admitted to the New York Times that his gubernatorial campaign had a hand in stealing a server, hacking emails, and leaking them to intimidate a former girlfriend and to hurt his political opponent, and he needs to be investigated and held responsible for his actions. His constituents deserve to know who their Representative really is. Comer has proven himself to be vindictive and driven by revenge, even in his role as chair of the House Oversight Committee, launching baseless investigations designed to hurt President Biden, and his family, while ignoring the issues families care about. What credibility does he have to conduct oversight investigations into others when he won’t even answer for his own actions to further his political career? No one is above the law.”


WHAT: Plane fly-over with banner 

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2023

WHERE:  Churchill Downs Racetrack, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY

Congressional Integrity Project launched a billboard last month in Frankfort, Kentucky calling for James Comer to be held accountable. See a copy of the billboard below: