Rashida Tlaib is one of the Democrat Party’s rising stars.
The freshmen lawmaker was elected to great fanfare as one of the first Muslim women to join Congress.
But now she is in hot water after she was caught red-handed committing this illegal act.
Tlaib’s time in Congress has been marred by scandal.
She profanely called for Donald Trump’s impeachment.
She palled around with anti-Semites and terrorist sympathizers.
And during the Michael Cohen hearing she smeared black Trump administration official Lynne Patton as a “token.”
But for the final cherry on top, Tlaib may have engaged in illegally paying her salary with campaign funds after she won her election.
Fox News reports:
Tlaib’s campaign began paying her a salary of about $4,000 every month since May 2018 up until the general election Nov. 6 – a perfectly legal practice if the campaign chose to do so. But according to the filings, as first spotted by the Washington Free Beacon, Tlaib also paid herself $2,000 on Nov. 16 and a whopping $15,500 on Dec. 1 – weeks after the election was over, in an apparent violation of FEC statutes.
The FEC rules state that a general election candidate is allowed to dip into campaign coffers to give himself or herself a salary only up to the election date. The candidate can no longer draw a salary after the election date, or because of other reasons that ended the campaign.
“If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate,” the rules state.
Prosecutors used made-up campaign finance violations to pressure Michael Cohen into turning on President Trump.
Will this standard also apply to cut-and-dry campaign finance violations committed by Democrats?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.