The arid stink of corruption has been wafting about Washington D.C. for decades, perhaps centuries, and 2017 has certainly not been a banner year for integrity either.
Over the course of the last 12 months, the American people have been inundated with a number of scandals from within the nation’s capital that shook us to our very core. While it has almost become commonly accepted that special interest groups and the “big” industries will have their hands in the pockets of our elected officials, something much worse has been occurring on the regular in Washington.
This year has revealed to us a number of democratic money-making schemes that quite frankly appall us. Hillary Clinton’s inexcusable “pay to play” schemes from her time as Secretary of State come to mind, as U.S. voters begin to fully realize the extent to which the former First Lady has been cheating her constituents and Americans at large. Combined with the bizarre cashflow conundrums of Barack Obama’s Uranium One Deal with Russia, (which also had deep and wealthy ties to the beleaguered Clinton Foundation), there is little doubt that Hillary’s political career is all but over.
Now, another prominent democrat has been outed as a fraud and a cheat, funneling cash to his family on his way out the proverbial door.
“After representing Illinois in Congress for the past 24 years, last week, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) said he will not seek reelection. A new report shows that he’s been funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to his wife from his former campaigns.
“According to The Washington Free Beacon, since 2010, Soraida Gutierrez has reaped more than $430,000 from Gutierrez for Congress, Luis’s campaign committee. In fact, according to the report, Soraida is the top recipient of expenditures this year.
“Formerly registered as a lobbyist in Illinois, Soraida has been listed as the campaign’s office manager, fundraiser, and treasurer for the past seven years.
“Gutierrez’s campaign committee reported $77,838.69 in operating expenditures from the beginning of January to the end of September. Soraida has received seven checks for $6,000 each—or $42,000 total—during that time, meaning that she has collected more than half of his campaign’s disbursement, according to the report.
“Gutierrez’s campaign also made a $22,000 donation to the Puerto Rican Relief Fund, which is not included in the committee’s operating expenditures total.”
And again, the left will head back to the drawing board for the 2018 midterms wondering why Americans don’t trust them.