"The people of Iowa are entitled to the highest standards of ethical conduct and independence from the state's top ethics officer, but Megan Tooker has shown herself to be biased and incredibly unprofessional in her handling of the complaint against NOM. Ms. Tooker worked for one of the justices we helped remove from office in 2010 and which is the subject of the complaint she is evaluating. At a minimum this presents the appearance of a conflict of interest. Furthermore, her comments to the media reveal deep-seated animosity toward our position and are grossly inaccurate, prejudicial and inappropriate. We demand that she be removed from having any role in evaluating the complaint filed against us." - Hate group leader Brian Brown
, adding that Tooker has already "convicted us in absentia."
Last week Iowa state officials announced that they would investigate NOM
on the basis of a complaint filed by activist and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger, who charges that NOM violated state election finance rules in their successful campaign to unseat three state Supreme Court justices who voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
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