The ‘Squad’ has a knack for stumbling into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Here’s another one to add to the list.
For once, it’s not a story about Ilhan Omar or Alexandria Occasional-Cortex. And since we almost never talk about ‘that other one’, it must be…
Yep, it’s Rashida Tlaib.
In case it wasn’t enough that Rashida Tlaib is in hot water for being an openly antisemitic bigot, you can now add having a dead donor to the list of ways she’s become a PR anchor around her party’s neck.
Democratic freshman representative Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) received a generous donation during the second quarter in the name of a man who died more than 10 years ago, a review of campaign and online records shows.
Tlaib’s campaign committee, Rashida Tlaib for Congress, hauled in donations of at least $2,000 from dozens of individuals between April 1 and June 30. One of those contributions was from George S. Farah Sr., a Michigan businessman, real estate developer, and community leader who made his way from Palestine to the United States in the mid-1950s. Farah passed away on Feb. 1, 2009, from heart failure, according to a Michigan Live article published at the time of his death.
On June 22, Tlaib’s campaign received a $2,500 donation in his name, Federal Election Commission filings show. A search of public records, which also state that he is deceased, provides an address identical to the one written on the contribution to Tlaib’s campaign committee. Grand Blanc Township property records also show that the residence located at that address is registered in Farah’s name along with that of his widow.
In an update to the originally published story, Rashida’s campaign made a statement:
After publication, a spokesperson for the Rashida Tlaib campaign returned the following statement, strikingly similar to the comment received from the campaign of Rep. Kildee prior to publication:
“Gisele Farah is the sole beneficiary of a trust in her late husband’s name, George S. Farah Sr., who as you noted passed away in 2009. Gisele Farah, as the sole beneficiary in control of the trust, contributed to our campaign with funds from her trust. We will amend our campaign records and filings to clarify that the campaign contribution was from Gisele Farah and should be designated under her name.”
She’s not the first member of this Freshman ‘Squad’ who’s come under scrutiny for their campaign finances, either.
What do you think the problem was? Was this just an honest mistake? Or are they scrambling to cover up for campaign finance issues?
We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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