Democrats frequently complain about Republican campaign financing, donors, and how money is handled. They have tried to nab President Trump on this multiple times, but never like to call out their own for violations.
What will they say about this recent development?
The House’s “squad” is made up of four, far-left, self-proclaimed socialists. They have caused no end of trouble for Democrats. It looks like one of them has brought a bit more trouble.
Because an ethics committee just found Rashida Tlaib guilty:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been ordered to repay $10,800 to her campaign committee to account for the salary she had paid herself from her campaign coffers after she had been elected to Congress in 2018.
The bipartisan House Ethics Committee found the Michigan Democrat’s violation “was one of bad timing and not ill intent.” The committee ordered her to pay $10,800 of the $17,500 she received from her campaign in 2018. Congressional candidates are allowed to draw paychecks from their campaigns, but payments are only allowed during an active candidacy.
The House Ethics Committee found that Tlaib violated campaign finance rules when she paid herself $17,500 from her 2018 campaign funds.
The committee is requiring her to pay back $10,800 of those funds. The bipartisan group gave the Democrats some protection by saying the violation was one of “bad timing and not ill intent.”
But, are they sure that’s true?
How do they know she just messed up the timing? Did she forget that the campaign was over?
You know, you have to date checks, right? The law is very clear that campaign money can’t be used outside of the time the campaign exists.
After the election is over, no more campaign. So, that money could not be used after that.
Does Tlaib not own a calendar? Did her staff not bother to let her know of this all-important rule?
What’s interesting is that the committee admits she broke the rule and is even requiring her to pay the money back.
But they stop at saying she meant ill intent. How would they even know? Can they read Tlaib’s mind? If she was paid $17,500 and has to pay back $10,800, thats over 60% of the funds. If she overpaid herself by 60%, it seems she continued to receive payment long after she had already taken office and was no longer a candidate.
Remember when the Director of the FBI, James Comey, revealed that Hillary Clinton broke the law when she sent classified documents over her unsecured private server?
He gave her a pass because he claimed she didn’t intend to break the law. Since when does that get people out of punishment?
Can I drive through red lights and just tell the cop, “Sorry, I didn’t intend to break the law. My timing was just off”?
Something tells me the cop won’t buy that claim. But when a Democrat in the House is in hot water, her buddies appear to give her a pass.
What do you think?
- The House Ethics Committee ordered Democratic Tlaib to pay back $10,800 after she violated campaign finance rules.
- The committee said it was a violation of “bad timing,” not “ill intent.”
Source: Fox News