December 2, 2020

‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib ordered to refund inappropriately obtained salary payments

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a member of AOC’s progressive ‘Squad’ was just ordered to reimburse her campaign $10,800 after she was busted for illegally receiving salary payments from campaign coffers after her election in 2018. 

The Squad, made up of a coalition of young, far-left progressives, has been hit with a number of ethics complaints. Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled House is doing little to crack down on these abuses, though this ruling is a step in the right direction.

The House Ethics Committee released the decision just two days after Tlaib won her primary, and ruled that Tlaib had indeed violated Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules.

The Committee, however, also decided that Tlaib’s violation “was one of bad timing and not ill intent.”

The Hill reported:

The FEC allows non-incumbent candidates to pay themselves a salary from their campaign committees if they meet certain criteria. The salary is meant to help first-time candidates who aren’t independently wealthy afford running for office full-time.

But the FEC rules state that the salary payments can be made until the date of the general election or until a candidate is no longer running for office. The campaign salary cannot exceed the minimum annual salary for the federal office the candidate is seeking or the income the candidate received in the previous year.

Tlaib was caught paying herself $17,500 in total after her election in 2018 by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent watchdog.

Tlaib claimed that she needed to continue receiving a salary from her campaign because she “realized [that she] was going to have some issues paying [her] bills” after she was forced to reduce her day job hours in order to focus on her campaign.

The House Ethics Committee said that the matter will be considered resolved after Tlaib fully reimburses her campaign, which she will be allowed to do over the course of the next year.

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11 Responses

    1. To Mary Jo Anderson: Exactly what I thought! And she’s supposed to remember and understand all concepts of being in Congress when she can’t even follow the law on something like this.
      These people are totally unbelievable.

  1. Tlaib ansd her squat colleagues are a disgrace to the Congres of the US. But worst of all a disgrace to those who voted to put them in Congress.! We dont need Islamists, nor maxists in our Congress, we have enough out in the streets RIOTING!

  2. What a disgrace! MEDIA waiting until she won to tell us! She should been ban from holding Office AGAIN! Guess Democrat party doesn’t like to be honest! So it going to get ugly real soon! Don’t BLAME other MEDIA! You are in the bed with the democrat party! Real Patriots AMERICANS CITIZEN is going to change this!

  3. Crooks! All if them! God forbid they should ever be in elevated positions ( personally, I don’t think it could ever happen) too many other qualified individuals. BUT!!! If it were to happen nothing would be safe. My father taught me, when somebody tells you they arly areally a thief, BELIEVE THEM!

  4. WOAH!!!!!!!!! SINCE WHEN DOES THE LAW THAT SHE “BROKE” SAY SHE CAN TAKE A YEAR TO RE-PAY WHAT SHE STOLE????????? THIS IS NOT A BANK?????????? WHERE YOU CAN BORROW FUNDS !!!!!!!!! IF THIS WAS A REGULAR CITIZEN……..I’M SURE THIS ISN’T WHAT WOULD BE TOLD TO THEM????????? THIS IS FRAUD!!!!!!!!! GET RID OF THESE CRIMINALS??????????

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