Rashida Tlaib is under review for paying herself $17,500 illegally from her campaign fund.
It is legal for a candidate to pay the mandate for federal office but that ends the moment you are no longer a candidate.
On election day, you either win o you lose, but either way, you are no longer a candidate. After election day, Tlaib had her campaign issue her two checks, one for $2,000 and one for $15,500. That is a direct violation of campaign finance law. If the charges prove credible, she will face a full-scale investigation into her corruption. At the very least, she will be forced to repay the money and pay a fine.
Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is under the review of the House Ethics panel over allegations of a campaign finance violation.
The House Ethics panel confirmed a probe into a possible campaign finance violation, spurred by questions surrounding Tlaib’s decision to use her 2018 campaign funds to pay herself following the November 6 election, when she was no longer a candidate.
Her disclosures reveal two salary payments made — $2,000 on November 16 and $15,500 on December 1, for a grand total of $17,500 following the election. She paid herself a grand total of $45,500 in campaign funds throughout her bid, although most payments were in $2,000 increments. The last bulk $15,500 payment — following the election — has raised eyebrows. Some speculate that she deliberately underpaid herself for politically expedient purposes.
“The $15,500 payment is interesting. It’s not 100 percent clear what she’s doing, but what she may have done is to low ball her earlier payments for political purposes (at $2k), knowing full well that she would make up any difference at the end by giving herself a lump sum payment,” a government ethics lawyer told the Washington Free Beacon in March.
“That would let her skirt negative publicity, of the sort that Alan Keyes generated when he paid himself a sizable salary,” the lawyer continued.
“An after-the-fact, lump sum payment cuts against the purpose of the rule, which is to help the candidate pay for daily living expenses while campaigning,” he added.