DEMAND SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS' RESIGNATION
Like most members of Donald Trump’s cabinet, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has a long history of fraud and dishonesty. Since 2005, Ross and his former private equity firm, WL Ross, have paid over $120 million in fines and legal settlements for defrauding investors, stealing money from colleagues, and collecting millions in inappropriate fees. Ross has continued his pattern of financial deception and self-dealing since joining Trump’s cabinet, repeatedly concealing and/or failing to divest from obvious conflicts of interest. During his confirmation hearings, he failed to disclose a financial relationship with a shipping firm that receives millions annually from a company owned by Russian oligarchs, including Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and Putin’s inner circle. He spent much of his first year as Secretary working in partnership with the Chinese government while also negotiating US-China trade relations, including the removal of sanctions on China's ZTE . Senators on both sides of the aisle have called for investigations into Ross’s myriad wrongdoings.
Ross has misled the American people repeatedly about his finances and conflicts of interest and has a long history of outright fraudulent behavior that make him utterly unfit to serve as Secretary of Commerce. Congress must demand that Ross be replaced with a Secretary of Commerce whose first priority is serving the United States, not leveraging a cabinet position for personal financial gain.
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I'm calling to urge the Senator to call for the resignation of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Ross has repeatedly lied about his many conflicts of interest, including financial ties to Russian oligarchs currently under US sanctions, and cannot be trusted to objectively advocate for America's economic interests.
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