Americans refer to Washington, D.C. as the “Swamp” for a very good reason.
Corruption reigns supreme in Washington where the elites apply a different set of rules for themselves than the rest of the nation.
And you won’t believe why Ilhan Omar got away with one major violation of the law.
Ilhan Omar is a member of the House Progressive Caucus.
She and fellow travelers stand accused of using the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center – a 501c(3) nonprofit group – to illegally advance their socialist policies by subsidizing staffers’ work in their congressional offices on progressive issues.
But Omar will face no accountability.
That’s because experts report Speaker Nancy Pelosi will look out for her own and not move to punish them for violating federal law.
The Daily Caller reports:
But although the progressive caucus’s relationship with the outside charity group “seems like a clear violation of the rule,” there likely won’t be any consequences anytime soon, Acton Institute editor Joe Carter, who has researched congressional caucuses, told TheDCNF.
“Article 1, section 5, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution says that, ‘Each House may … punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member,’” Carter said. “Based on previous history, the most severe punishment would likely be censure or reprimand of the leaders” of the progressive caucus.
“But that isn’t likely to happen under Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” he continued. “The most that will happen—if any action is even taken—is that they will have to promise to do a better job of complying with the rules in the future.”
If there is anything Americans hate about Washington, it is that elected officials get away with violating laws that every day Americans would be punished for.
Speaker Pelosi looking the other way on clear lawbreaking is why many Americans no longer believe Washington works for them.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.