Maxine Waters is making her family rich with campaign cash.
Waters paid her daughter another $8,000 this election cycle for a completely unnecessary mailing operation.
Here’s more from Fox Business:
The re-election campaign of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., shelled out another $8,000 to her daughter in September, adding to over $1 million the congresswoman has paid her daughter over the past nearly two decades.
Karen Waters and her company, Progressive Connections, have received over $1 million in payments from Rep. Waters’ campaign since 2003 for organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother’s re-election.
A Federal Election Commission filing Wednesday by Citizens for Waters shows that the younger Waters received two payments totaling $8,000 from the committee in June for “slate mailer management fees,” totaling nearly $50,000 for the year.
Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures, and advises voters how to cast their ballots.
Rep. Waters, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, was reportedly the only federal politician to use a slate-mailer operation during the 2020 general election.
In 2004, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the Waters campaign had shelled out more than $1 million to other family members over the previous eight years.
“We don’t have to answer your questions,” she told the newspaper at the time. “We are not bad people.”
Waters’ campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Almost two years ago to the day, we wrote about Maxine Waters paying her daughter a whopping $240,000 for her services in the 2020 election.
As the article suggests, this has been going on for a long time and it simply reeks of corruption. There’s no doubt that some of this campaign money finds its way into Waters’ own pocket, but of course there’s no way to prove something like that without an investigation into her family’s financial records. We all know that’s not going to happen.
But what better way to steal loads of campaign cash than to launder it right through your immediate family as payment for legal services. This has become a common practice among politicians and we’ve seen it, perhaps most egregiously, from Ilhan Omar who funneled nearly 3 million to her husband’s consulting firm in 2020.