Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY) used money from his Congressional campaign committee to pay himself $37,860 in rent since January 2020, according to a report by the New York Post.
The Post noted, “On Jan. 2, 2020, the three-term Democrat dropped $19,500 on ‘office rent’ to a company called Ruvo Realty LLC. Another $18,360 rent payment was made on Jan. 19, 2021, FEC records show.
“The payments work out to $1,625 a month in 2020 and $1,530 in 2021.”
Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, told the Post, “It’s absolutely not good. You shouldn’t use running for office or serving in office to enrich yourself in any form. Trump was a master of this.”
Sabato later added, “lots of things are legal that aren’t right.”
Report Door noted, “A sign on the door for unit 305 gives no indication of its affiliation with the Congressman beyond a small white placard bearing the letters TRS — Thomas Richard Suozzi’s initials.”
Suozzi won against challenger George Santos in November when he stated, “Our nation faces tremendous challenges and the division is distracting us from accomplishing our goals.”
Suozzi added, “I will work to try and bridge the divide and address the COVID pandemic, our unstable economy, the climate crisis and the need to rebuild our middle class.”