Gayle Manchin, the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and wife of Senator Joe Manchin, is facing allegations of an ethics violation.
Manchin is accused of advising Coalfield Development, a nonprofit organization, on a $62.8 million grant from the American Rescue Plan despite pledging to recuse herself from matters in which she had a financial interest.
The allegations have raised questions about conflicts of interest and potential ethical lapses.
Gayle Manchin is facing allegations of violating her ethics pledge by advising an organization with ties to her husband’s campaign.
Manchin had pledged to recuse herself from such advisement boards to avoid any actual or apparent conflicts of interest.
The ARC has denied any financial ties between Manchin and Coalfield Development or the ACT Now Coalition.
The allegations raise questions about conflicts of interest and potential ethical lapses.