DOE Head Granholm Hit With Ethics Complaint
- July 14, 2023
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is facing an ethics complaint over “conflict of interest” concerns from a watchdog group related to her husband’s prior stock holdings in an auto manufacturer.
Republican lawmakers have demanded the Energy Department launch investigations after Granholm’s June admission to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that her husband, David Mulhern, owned Ford stock, despite the Biden administration approving electric vehicle subsidies that will likely benefit the company. Now, the right-leaning watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust is alleging in a Wednesday complaint to the department that the secretary engaged in a “blatant violation of her ethics obligations” while being involved in matters related to Ford, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.