Democrats love to talk about political “dark money” and under-the-table payments, constantly pointing the finger at conservatives.
But not this time.
Because now Maxine Waters could be done in Washington, D.C. after this campaign scandal is making the rounds
According to recent reports, Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) re-election campaign has been paying Maxine’s daughter – Karen Waters – hundreds of thousands of dollars for running slate mailer services where the Waters campaign would simply get paid for endorsement quotes to appear on their mailings.
According to Fox News:
The newest data appear across two separate pages of the FEC website: a newly submitted listing of campaign payments (called a “post-general” filing) that includes more than $28,000 in payouts to Karen Waters, and an earlier submitted listing on a page titled, “Schedule B: Itemized Disbursements,” that includes more than $212,000 in payments to the daughter.
The $212,654.73 paid to Karen Waters is broken down into 26 separate entries, most of them for “Slate Mailer Management” fees but a few others for “office expenses” and “canvassing.” The dates range from March 2019 to September 2020.
While Maxine Waters has previously said that America’s government can be “distorted” by people with a ton of money, it’s no wonder why Waters would abuse FEC rules and regulations to deliver a kickback for her family.
During the 2020 Democrat primary race for President, Waters repeatedly defended Mike Bloomberg for trying to essentially buy his way into the White House.
The far-left “progressive” California representative is simply sympathetic to the idea of using political campaigns to make a quick buck (or two hundred thousand of them) off of Americans donating to a “cause.”
And yet, Democrats will continue to lecture Americans about the use of political “dark money” while a number of the highest profile Democrats are the worst abusers of the political fundraising system.
However, regardless of political leaning, the American people have never liked to hear about crony politicians abusing the system to make a fortune.
So this bad press for Waters could find herself in a ton of trouble with even the so-called “progressive” leftist base.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.