Sen. Jon Tester’s office says that a staffer who is leaving to go work for a lobbying firm is walking out a “one-way door.”
An economic policy adviser for Tester, Jason Rosenberg, is leaving the Democratic senator’s office to go work for a Washington D.C. lobbying firm called The Glover Park Group.
Back in 2006 when Tester was running for office he released an ethics pledge that stated that his office would not be lobbied by former staffers or senators he served with.
Spokesman Aaron Murphy says that all staff, including Rosenberg, are aware of that pledge. Murphy says that Rosenberg will not be allowed to lobby Tester staff.
Tester says Rosenberg is not leaving on bad terms — but he is walking through a “one-way door out.”