A month ago, Michigan voters in the thirteenth district chose Rashida Tlaib to the be their next United States Congresswoman.
Tlaib will fill the seat of the disfavored Democrat Congressman, John Conyers, the longest running individual from the House before he was unobtrusively run out of DC in the midst of sexual assult allegetion charges against him.
Subsequent to winning, Tlaib, Michigan’s first Muslim individual in Congress, enclosed herself not in an American banner, but rather, a Palestinian one. The pro-Palestine, anti-Israel Congresswoman hasn’t even been confirmed on the Quran yet, and her ethics are now being addressed.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) did not disclose the name of the source of funds for a fellowship that was paid by liberal billionaire George Soros—as required by the House ethics committee—and also disclosed a lesser amount than she received, according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms.
An expenditure of $85,307 to Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Mich., from 2017 is shown on page 97 of the 321-page report to “to increase involvement of disenfranchised urban communities of color with their local governance process by creating a community benefits strategy for equitable development and creating a leadership training for impacted residents focused on negotiation skills and identifying leverage at the local level.”
Tlaib did not report any income in the amount of $85,307 on financial disclosure forms submitted as she was running for office, which identified the names of the sources that provided her income in three of four cases. Tlaib received compensation from the Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center, Wayne State University, and Metro Solutions, the forms show.
A spokesman for Soros’s Open Society Foundations said Tlaib’s fellowship was terminated earlier this year when she informed the group she would be running for Congress.
Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, said that Tlaib’s failure to report the source of her income is “problematic” due to rules requiring that the income source be identified.
Candidates are required to disclose the name of groups and organizations that provide their source of income, according to the manual on financial disclosure statements from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics.
The $68,307 income marked for the “Leadership in Government Fellowship” on the financial disclosure forms is also $17,000 less than the $85,307 that was marked as being paid out by Soros’s group.
Arnold said this discrepancy is not as clear and could be the result of hard costs associated with the program.
Tlaib was paid $139,873 by Soros’s group in 2016, tax forms show. Between 2016 and 2017, Tlaib received a total of $225,180.