Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke was just exposed by the Federal Election Commission for misuse of campaign funds.
The Democrat 2020 hopeful was caught funneling money into a private company owned by his wife while he was a congressman.
The FEC revealed that O’Rourke “donated” money to the company, Stanton Street Technology Group, over several campaign cycles.
The Daily Caller reports that according to official FEC filings, O’Rourke funneled over $100,000 into the company between 2017 and 2018.
The group was founded by O’Rourke but was passed to his wife, Amy Sanders O’Rourke, in 2013 when he was elected to Congress.
Although O’Rourke’s actions were ruled to be technically legal, the practice of funneling campaign dollars into a candidate’s privately owned company is seen as unethical and is frowned upon.
O’Rourke finds himself in a similar position as fellow Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez has been hit with multiple FEC complaints for similarly shady dealings.
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