Ron Paul Using Campaign Funds To Pay Relatives
Not really surprising, except perhaps to his fans who follow him with cult-like devotion.
The Committee to Re-elect Ron Paul paid salaries to his daughter, his grandson, his daughter’s mother-in-law, his granddaughter, his grandson-in-law and “another relative,” said a report released Thursday by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). In addition, according to the report, campaign funds were used to pay his brother’s accounting firm more than $48,000.
Campaign funds and money from Mr. Paul’s political action committee, Liberty Pac, also were used to reimburse Mr. Paul for travel, gifts, flags, food and “unspecified expenses,” the report said, adding that Liberty PAC also paid his daughter a salary.
Of course, this isn’t just limited to Ron Paul:
But Mr. Paul is not alone in helping family members, according to the 344-page CREW report, titled “Family Affair,” which said a “shocking 248 House members used their positions to financially benefit themselves or family members.”
In addition to putting relatives on their campaign payrolls, House members also used campaign funds as their personal piggy banks, charging for overseas trips, making donations to charities with ties to relatives and paying for baby sitters.
However, to hear his supporters tell it, Ron Paul is absolutely squeaky-clean and would never do anything even remotely questionable, so expect them to attack CREW and this report relentlessly.