(RightIsRight.co) – If there is one thing that Americans can agree upon in this time of severely divided politics, it is that the men and women who get elected to office should not become wealthy because of their position in government.
After all, being an elected official is supposed to be a job that entails public service, not self-enrichment.
Yet time and time again, especially when it comes to the United States Congress, individuals go to Washington, and they and their families suddenly become wealthy.
Here is just such an example, and it involves one of the highest-ranking Democrats in Congress and his family.
According to Fox News, Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), the well-known and powerful House Majority Whip, has lavished more than $200,000 in campaign cash on his family members in recent years.
According to records, campaign funds from the South Carolina Democrat have been paid to five relatives, including two of his daughters and their husbands and a grandson.
Jennifer Clyburn Reed (Rep. Clyburn’s daughter) is one family member who has benefited from his campaign’s operation. She received $45,000 as a “campaign manager fee” between July 2020 and December 2020.
Federal records also reveal that Clyburn’s campaign paid $62,500 in rent payments to 49 Magnolia Blossom, LLC since March 2020. According to South Carolina business records, Walter A Reed is the registered agent for the limited liability company.
According to Richland County records, the company’s address matches Jennifer and Walter’s old home. They purchased it in February 2003 but sold it in April 2021.
And the examples reported by Fox go on and on. You can read the full report by clicking HERE.
Most Americans believe these types of payments to family members are corruption. And, it is a safe bet that Americans won’t trust politicians and elected officials like Congressman James Clyburn until they stop using funds at their disposal to line the pockets of family members.
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