Rashida Tlaib may be the most foul-mouthed member of Congress.
On one of her first days in Washington, she declared that she will “impeach the motherf***er,” referring to Trump.
But now Tlaib may have to resign after her big secret came out.
It always seems to be the loudest voices for impeaching President Trump that have the most to hide.
First, Ilhan Omar was exposed for allegedly marrying her brother in order to commit immigration fraud, and then engaging in an affair with her political consultant which potentially also violated campaign finance laws.
Now it is fellow “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib, who is in trouble after being caught potentially committing campaign finance violations herself by demanding money from her campaign to defray her own personal expenses, according to a government watchdog group.
Fox News reports:
The House Ethics Committee on Thursday released a trove of striking internal campaign communications sent in 2018 by Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, in which Tlaib urgently requested money from her congressional campaign to defray personal expenses — and, a government watchdog said, possibly violated federal law in the process.
The document dump was related to the committee’s ongoing ethics probe into Tlaib, which the panel said on Thursday would be “expanded” based on a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Additionally, the Ethics Committee acknowledged for the first time on Thursday an investigation into Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings concerning a “personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office.”
Texts and emails released by the Ethics Committee show Tlaib frantically contacting members of her staff for financial help.
In one April 2018 email offered as an exhibit by OCE, Tlaib wrote that she was “struggling financially right now” and was “sinking.” She continued: “So I was thinking the campaign could loan me money, but Ryan said that the committee could actually pay me. I was thinking a one time payment of $5k.”
Members of “the Squad” can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
They continue to find themselves caught up in scandals.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.