The Weekly Fix: Keeping It in the Family

The fix is in. Democrat politicians have a long history of redirecting campaign dollars to their well-connected friends and family members.

In the latest incident of campaign corruption, Democrat Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (MO-01) paid his sister’s law firm $153,000 in 2017, which amounted to more than 80 percent of the campaign committee’s expenditures for the entire year. In total, Rep. Clay’s campaign committee has kicked almost $1 million over to his sister since 2002.

According to the Free Beacon, the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay LLC does not have a website, and lists a residential address in Silver Spring, MD as the business address. I mean that seems normal, right?

This is not the first time Rep. Clay has found himself under public scrutiny for handing out campaign dollars to family members. Clay awarded tens of thousands of campaign dollars to his father’s scholarship and research fund. A rational voter might ask themselves: What does a scholarship program have to do with a political campaign? Great question.

Democrats like Rep. Clay are professionals at collecting other people’s money and using it to advance their own personal agendas behind closed doors, all the while hoping the American public isn’t paying enough attention to notice.

If Rep. Clay’s campaign finances aren’t illegal, they are certainly unethical. The question is, are his donors going to hold him accountable for this crooked campaign behavior? They should.

If this is how Rep. Clay distributes his own campaign money, I can only imagine how he tries to appropriate tax dollars in Washington. It’s time to take a stand. The American people aren’t being heard by their representatives because the game is rigged. Government isn’t broken. It’s “fixed.”