Lawmaker investigated for voting for her own financial interests

April 28, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

An ethics investigation has been launched into the actions of a state senator in Nebraska who voted in a way that could benefit her family financially, according to a report in the Hill.

The review focuses on Sen. Megan Hunt, who voted against a bill that would ban gender-affirming health care for minors in her state.

The issue is that she has a child, a minor, who might qualify for Medicaid financing of treatments for gender dysphoria.

The complaint against Hunt was filed by David Begley, a lawyer who alleges Hunt could benefit financially if the ban fails. Begley explained that Hunt and her child "have a slightly more than average change of obtaining Nebraska Medicaid coverage" for the child's "medical transition."

"If LB 574 does not become law, then Sen. Hunt’s immediate family member could receive a financial benefit, with Medicaid paying for the medical services necessary to transition genders," the complaint charged.

The Hill explained Nebraska is one of nine states where "gender-affirming health care," or the administration of chemicals and even body-mutilating surgeries, for both youths and adults, is not included in its Medicaid coverage.

Hunt publicly claimed that the complaint was harassment.

She charged, "This is using the legal system — that we have in our state to stop corruption, to increase transparency to hold governments accountable — and using it to harass a member of the legislature, who you all know is trying to do the right thing."

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