Rashida Tlaib got blindsided by charges for one crime that put her career in peril
Rashida Tlaib is one of the Democrats’ top stars in Congress.
But now Tlaib’s job is in jeopardy.
And that’s because Rashida Tlaib got blindsided by charges for one crime that put her career in peril.
The House Ethics Committee released text messages from Rashida Tlaib allegedly showing that Tlaib raised campaign funds for personal use.
Ethics Committee members announced they were expanding the probe against the Michigan Democrat.
In August 2018, Tlaib sent a text message to Ryan Anderson, now her chief of staff, at 6:38 a.m. regarding her money problems.
“Sorry for the early text but do you think the campaign can still pay me a stipend until the general. Trying to get out of debt,” she wrote.
“I think we definitely afford to do so. But we need to really clearly define your time and space,” Anderson wrote back.
In another note, Tlaib emailed Anderson that she was “not going to make it through the campaign without a stipend.”
“With the loss of a second income to lean back on,” the far-left “Squad” member added:
I am requesting $2,000 per two weeks but not exceeding $12,000. The cost of living stipend is going towards much needed expenses due to campaigning that includes car maintenance, child care and other necessities. Please let me know if I can proceed.
Tlaib is not the only member of the squad under fire for ethics or campaign finance related violations.
Critics accuse Ilhan Omar of using campaign funds to carry on an affair with a political consultant.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing serious allegations of illegal campaign finance reporting violations due to her complicated relationship to a PAC run by her former chief of staff.
All three of the “Squad” members entered Congress to much fanfare.
But now they are all mired in scandals that threaten to end their careers.