Reps. Bill Huizenga, Ross Spano and Rashida Tlaib are reported ALL under investigation by the House Ethics Committee!
Are you surprised?
Then you just haven’t been paying attention.
From the Washington Times:
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it is reviewing a complaint against Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has gained notoriety as a member of the group of far-left freshmen congresswomen known as “The Squad.”
The committee did not disclose the nature of the complaint against Ms. Tlaib, Michigan Democrat. But she has faced questions recently about collecting paychecks from her campaign after Election Day in violation of campaign finance rules.
Campaign records showed that Ms. Tlaib paid herself $17,500 in salary after the midterm elections, in what appeared to be a violation of the rules, according to a report in March by The Washington Free Beacon.
Federal Election Commission rules prohibit candidates from paying themselves out of campaign coffers after the election or whenever the campaign ends.
The complaint against Ms. Tlaib was forwarded to the committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent, nonpartisan office created by the House to receive and review allegations of misconduct and determine if they are worthy of review by the Ethics Committee.
The committee noted that the mere fact of a referral or an extension does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.
The extension of the review of the matter was announced in a joint statement by Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch, Florida Democrat, and ranking member Rep. Kenny Marchant, Texas Republican.
And from Politico:
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.
“Representative Tlaib has cooperated completely with the Committee to resolve the referral, which involves the same claims over her publicly disclosed salary during the campaign that conservative groups pressed back in March,” Tlaib spokesperson Denzel McCampbell wrote in a statement to POLITICO.
The House ethics panel said Monday it would extendits preliminary review after OCE — the House’s independent ethics watchdog — recommended further scrutiny. That initial step, however, does not mean a violation occurred.