A Democrat’s payments for his family are raising serious questions about his ethics.
Such jaw-dropping numbers are far from normal.
A $60,000 personal campaign expense could end the career of a top Democrat.
Senator Raphael Warnock has allegedly spent over $60,000 in campaign funds on childcare, according to a report based on his Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
Federal Election Commission filings showed that Warnock’s campaign had spent $61,959.40 on “childcare” within the last two years. Many of the payments went to an organization called “Bright Start Nanny Service,” while Warnock received a sizable reimbursement directly to himself.
“While the FEC does allow payments for childcare to come from campaign funds, that usually refers to single payments for specific events — and Warnock appears to be using those funds to pay the bulk of his childcare expenses. Only one of the 33 listed payments — disbursed on September 26, 2022 — was described in the subject line as ‘childcare expenses (campaign related).’ The largest single payment — totaling over $11,000 — was made directly to Warnock himself and was described as ‘childcare reimbursement.’ The others were simply described as ‘childcare.’” The Daily Wire reported.
In the past Warnock has faced criticism because the church he pastored tried to evict tenants in church-owned low-income housing during Covid.
“NEW: Records obtained by @FreeBeacon reveal Raphael Warnock’s church, which pays him a $7417 monthly housing allowance, secretly owns a low-income apartment building that tried to evict residents during the pandemic,” The Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Kerr reported. “One for just $28.55 in late rent.
“Since early 2020, 12 eviction lawsuits have been filed against residents of Columbia Tower at MLK Village, which Raphael Warnock’s church owns 99% of,” Kerr continued. “The average rent owed by the residents clocked in at just $125 a month. The building has received over $15 million in taxpayer funding.”
Kerr highlighted the hypocrisy that Warnock’s building would sue to evict tenants behind on their rent while publicly pushing for a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments.
“Unemployment benefits have expired, rent is due today, and many Georgia families are at risk of eviction in the middle of a pandemic. My opponents are supposed to be serving the people in Washington, but they’re clearly only concerned with serving their own interests,” Warnock said in August of 2020.
“They treat me like a piece of s—. They’re not compassionate at all,” one 69-year-old Black resident who is a Vietnam veteran told the Free Beacon. He said that he had been issued an eviction notice last month for $192 in past-due rent and that he was almost evicted last year over $179, and had to pay $325 in fees in order to stay.
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