Radical Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been engulfed in countless scandals since she became a member of Congress back in January.
Tlaib is a member of the leftist “Squad,” which is also comprised of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.
But things just went from bad to worse for Tlaib after Congress announced that she is being investigated for potentially violating federal law.
The House Ethics Committee announced it’s investigating Tlaib over internal messages she allegedly sent in 2018 asking her congressional campaign for money for personal expenses.
Internal messages were revealed showing that Tlaib asked her congressional campaign for money to fund personal expenses, which is a crime.
If Tlaib has indeed used campaign money for personal expenses, it would violate federal law, House rules, and standards of conduct.
Numerous texts between Tlaib and members of her staff are in possession of the Ethics committee showing her desperately seeking financial help.
The announcement came in response to a referral that the committee received from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which alleged:
Rep. Tlaib’s campaign committee, Rashida Tlaib for Congress, reported campaign disbursements that may not be legitimate and verifiable campaign expenditures attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes.
If Rep. Tlaib converted campaign funds from Rashida Tlaib for Congress to personal use, or if Rep. Tlaib’s campaign committee expended funds that were not attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes, then Rep. Tlaib may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.
The OCE recommended that Tlaib be investigated “because there is substantial reason to believe that Rep. Tlaib converted campaign funds from Rashida Tlaib for Congress to personal use or Rep. Tlaib’s campaign committee expended funds that were not attributable to bona fide campaign or political purposes.”
“Texts and emails released by the Ethics Committee show Tlaib frantically contacting members of her staff for financial help,” Fox News’ Gregg Re reported. “The OCE also attached scans of checks made out to Tlaib from her campaign, totaling thousands of dollars.”
In another email dated April 27, 2018, Tlaib wrote, “I am just not going to make it through the campaign without a stipend. With the loss of a second income to lean back on, I am requesting $2,000 per two weeks but not exceeding $12,000. The cost of living stipend is going towards much needed expenses due to campaigning that includes car maintenance, child care and other necessities.”
Fox News also highlighted a text message exchange that Tlaib had with her future chief of staff Ryan Anderson and her future senior aide Andy Goddeeris:
Tlaib: “Sorry for the early text but do you think the campaign can still pay me a stipend until the general. Trying to get out of debt.”
Anderson: “I think we definitely afford to do so. But we need to really clearly define your time and space if you’re also working at Sugar, the combo might draw the most concern.”
Goddeeris: “I think if you’re going to take a salary from the campaign, which I think you should, you should think hard about whether you need to be working part time at Sugar, because if you didn’t like the media’s reaction to you taking a salary while campaigning full time you probably won’t like the story that Rashida is paying herself from the campaign while getting paid by her job.
Tlaib is no stranger to controversy as she has repeatedly been in the national spotlight over her anti-Semitic beliefs and statements.
Last month, Tlaib told her constituents that Democrats are looking into how to arrest Trump administration officials who did not comply with congressional subpoenas.
The “Squad” member stunned many before that after she claimed thinking about the holocaust gives her a “calming feeling.”
Tlaib said the Holocaust — where millions of innocent people were beaten, tortured, and murdered — gives her a “calming feeling” because her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jewish victims of the tragedy.
Prior to that, the Michigan lawmaker said she feels “more Palestinian in Congress” than American.
Hours after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018, Tlaib launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against President Trump and vowed she would “impeach the motherf**ker.”
And now she is facing allegations that she may have broken the law by using campaign funds for personal use.