Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib is being reviewed by the House Ethics Committee for potentially violating campaign finance laws after last November’s election.
Not only is she currently under review, but the Committee is considering launching an official investigation into Tlaib, who is alleged to have withdrew salary payments totaling $17.5K after she was elected into Congress in November, which is against campaign finance law.
That’s because Tlaib’s fellow far-left “Squad” member, Ilhan Omar, was also investigated and found guilty of violating campaign finance laws with her campaign for Congress!
Politico has more details on the allegations against Rashida Tlaib:
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing a potential campaign finance violation by Rep. Rashida Tlaib during her 2018 campaign, her office confirmed Monday.
The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended an investigation into claims that Tlaib reimbursed herself from her campaign fund after the 2018 election, when she was no longer a candidate. Tlaib’s office denied any misuse of funds, stating that the Michigan freshman “fully complied with the law and acted in good faith at all times.”
While candidates are allowed to pay themselves a salary during the campaign, Tlaib reported a salary of $17,500 in two payments after the Nov. 6 election, according to her disclosure. The payments were dated Nov. 16 and Dec. 1.
The Federal Election Commission states that salary payments may continue “until the date of the general election.”
Tlaib’s salary payments were first reportedby the conservative Washington Free Beacon.
The Washington Examiner also had the following to say about the Ethics investigation:
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing a possible campaign finance violation by freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib after claims that she cut a salary from her 2018 campaign after being elected.
Democratic committee Chairman Ted Deutch of Florida and Ranking Member Kenny Marchant, a Texas Republican, announced the move in a Monday press release. The complaint against the Michigan Democrat was transmitted to the committee in August from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Federal Election Commission filings show that after her successful midterm election, Tlaib paid herself a total of $17,500 from her official campaign. Candidates are allowed to draw a salary during their campaign period but are blocked from doing so the day after the general election. Salary disbursements appear to have been made on Nov. 16 for $2,000 and Dec. 1 for $15,500.