Leading Republican Senator joins call for Ross ethics probe

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at a recent NASA hearing

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has come under renewed attack after pledging to sell all his stock holdings following the release of an Office of Government Ethics letter blasting him for “omissions and inaccurate statements” in his ethics filings that threatened to “undermine public trust.”

Now, John Thune (R-SD), the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee and a member of the Senate Republican leadership, has become the first Republican to join calls for an investigation of Ross’ finances and ethics disclosures.

In a letter to Commerce Department Inspector General Peggy Gustafson, Thune requested

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