(ReliableNews.org) – All too often, Congressional campaign funds turn into piggy banks for legislators. In many instances, it’s even legal. But that doesn’t make it ethical or the right thing to do.
A perfect case in point is the recent news that Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) paid himself tens of thousands of dollars from his campaign committee in 2020 and 2021.
On May 8, the New York Post reported that Federal Election Committee (FEC) records show the Democratic representative paid himself a total of $37,860 for office rent in two lump-sum payments, one on January 2, 2020, and the other on January 19, 2021.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 8, 2021
University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato told the New York Post that politicians shouldn’t profit financially from running for office or serving in Congress.
Former SEC head Ann Ravel echoed that sentiment stating that although it is not illegal to set up your campaign headquarters in a property you own, doing so appears “terribly unseemly.”
As Ravel concluded, there are plenty of legal things that are not right! Someone needs to let Democrats know. So far, none of them have stepped forward to call out Tom Suozzi for his indiscretion.
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