Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is being accused of yet another ethics violation, and she may have even broken the law. The news was just confirmed. This is stunning.
The House Ethics Committee is now expanding the ethics probe into Tlaib, particularly how she used campaign money. The committee has received emails between Tlaib and a campaign operative that have raised major red flags.
In one communication, Tlaib is pleading for financial help. “So I was thinking the campaign could loan me money, but Ryan said that the committee could actually pay me. I was thinking a one time payment of $5k,” she wrote.
This wasn’t the only time, either. “I am requesting $2,000 per two weeks but not exceeding $12,000,” she wrote in another email. “The cost of living stipend is going towards much needed expenses.”
Tlaib’s legal representative claims that the law allows a “limited salary” to be paid to candidates under certain conditions, however, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) isn’t currently buying her reasoning.
A release from the OCE said that Tlaib “reported campaign disbursements that may not be legitimate and verifiable campaign expenditures attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes.”
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