Well, well, well….would you looky here!
Don’t you just love Maxine Waters?… What a crook. Since when does spending $10,000 on tickets to a Broadway show classify as a “fundraiser” expense? No wonder California is in such bad shape with their budget! Seriously?
Recently, the Washington Examiner found that Waters, from California, was using some of her campaign committee funds to spend $10,000 on tickets to Broadway. Specifically, to the musical Hamilton. The tickets were written off under the header of a “fundraising expense” and was only found now in the Federal Elections Commission Report.
When pressed about the $10,000 ticket expense, Waters’ representative did not “immediately return a request for comment.” Others who were listed as recipients have also not yet responded. The group involved, Citizens for Waters raised over $950,000 and spent over a million dollars on re-electing Waters as of December of 2016.
Tickets for Hamilton cost around $300 or $400 but the best seats at the time of the purchase of these particular tickers were almost $850 according to the New York Times. It’s possible that these tickets had a reasonable explanation. Maybe they were prizes given out to successful fundraisers. However, despite searching, nothing online indicates that they were ever offered as a bonus or prize to anyone as a reward of success. In addition, we don’t know how many tickets were purchased at that price, which is exactly $10,747.15.
In 2008 she used her political leverage to protect the bank her husband was a shareholder in, under the guise of protecting a minority owned bank. The only bank who ended up at the meetings, intended to help several minority owned banks, was OneUnited. The one her husband had invested in. They ended up receiving $12 million in bailout funding. Later, it was found that Waters didn’t technically break any rules, but she still goes on and pushes boundaries, such as making her grandson Mikael Moore her chief of staff. Nothing suspicious there, right?
If you’re not up to date on your Broadway musicals, Hamilton was the play attended by Mike Pence before he was sworn in where the actors and actresses took time at the very end to lecture Pence on the role of government. Later, we found out that the actor who dressed him down hadn’t voted in years.
Well, you didn’t really expect Democrats to follow the same rules that they expect fellow Republicans to follow did you? Shame on you!
Oh Maxine! ….You got some ‘splainin’ to do!
H/T Right Wing News