Mullin promoting plumbing business despite House ethics ruling

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin has been lending his voice to television ads for his plumbing company, despite explicit guidance from the House Ethics Committee that he no longer personally promote his company in broadcast or internet advertising.

Mullin, R-Westville, identifies himself in at least two different television ads for Mullin Plumbing airing in Oklahoma City and Tulsa markets. The ads have aired with increasing frequency since Mullin announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Inhofe, according to an analysis obtained by the Oklahoman.

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The House Ethics Committee examined Mullin’s involvement with his company and issued a report in 2018 concluding, another things, that the congressman should no longer participate in ads for his company.