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Congressional Ethics Committee Finds Squad Member Rashida Tlaib GUILTY of Misusing Campaign Funds


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Oh, the infamous Squad!

They’re four of the most radical members of Congress and one of them has found herself in trouble with the US House Ethics Committee.

Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib was found guilty of violating federal law and using campaign funds for personal purposes.

Business Insider reports on the breaking story:

The Democrat-controlled US House Ethics Committee wrist-slapped one of its own today, ruling that Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan used campaign money for personal purposes in violation of federal law.

Tlaib must reimburse her campaign committee $10,800 within the next year, the Ethics Committee ruled.

The congresswoman has an “obligation to act in accordance with the strict technical requirements of federal campaign laws and regulations, including the restrictions on personal use of campaign funds, the Ethics Committee ruled. But Tlaib’s violation was “one of bad timing and not ill intent” and she “engaged in good faith efforts to comply” with federal requirements, the committee wrote.

The Ethics Committee also “did not find that [Tlaib] sought to unjustly enrich herself by receiving the campaign funds at issue.”

Given this, the Ethics Committee unanimously declined to take further action against the freshman congresswoman.

Tlaib’s penalty is quite modest by congressional standards; the House reserves the right to reprimand, censure, and even remove members.

Tlaib spokesman Denzel McCampbell said the congresswoman is “pleased that the Ethics Committee has resolved this matter finding that Representative Tlaib made a good faith effort to comply with a complex regulation.”

Of course the Democrat-controlled ethics committee only gave Tlaib a slap on the wrist.

They wouldn’t dream of punishing one of their own, even if it’s a serious violation.

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