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Freshman House Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., reportedly received payments from her campaign while running for office in 2016. While such unusual arrangements can be legal under narrow guidelines during the campaign season, Tlaib allegedly continued to take money from the campaign after the election, potentially violating federal law. Any payments prior to the election also must meet stringent requirements regarding legitimate campaign expenses.
In a report last week, the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) announced that the House Ethics Committee would extend its investigation into Tlaib after finding “substantial reason to believe” she violated campaign finance laws.
The article goes on to state the following:
It was unusual and significant that specific documentation, including emails from Tlaib, was released to the public.
In his op-ed, Chaffetz noted that the OCE suggested Tlaib “may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law” if she truly converted her campaign funds to personal use.
In a trove of emails released last week, Tlaib is seen repeatedly begging for money from her campaign.
Chaffetz wrote, “Unlike the kangaroo court impeachment proceedings run by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the House Ethics Committee is truly bipartisan – with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans on the committee. That means that no one party can stack the deck in favor of one side or another as Schiff is able to do on the House Intelligence Committee.
“It is imperative the committee embrace the long-standing tradition of holding members of Congress accountable on both sides of the aisle.”
“No one is above the law, even if they are a member of the “Squad,”” Chaffetz declared.
@SpeakerPelosi is Tlaib going to be above the law or are you going to stay consistent with your equality message?
Jason Chaffetz: Rep. Rashida Tlaib may test Democratic claims that no one is above the lawhttps://t.co/z5c85Kb2ku
— Dave Burgess (@daverburgess) November 19, 2019
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