Calls for Probe Into Maxine Waters Over Report She Paid $80,000 in Campaign Cash to Her Daughter
According to the outlet, which cited financial records it had obtained, the official paid $81,650 out of campaign coffers to her daughter's firm for "slate mailer management".
Slate-mailing is political tradition in California that dates back to the middle of the 20th century. Firms are hired to create pamphlets that are mailed to voters and which contain a list of candidates and their policies. Local media outlets report that Waters was the only politician who used slate-mailer operations during the 2020 general election.
The payments to her daughter were divided across several months and mirror those Mrs Waters made last election cycle, although back then the sum paid to Karen Waters was significantly bigger - $240,000.
This is so illegal!— Kay Ivey (@CKIV22) October 18, 2021
How do you spell Corrupt? Maxine Waters!!!!— Leslierene (@leslierene) October 19, 2021
Why isn't Maxine being investigated for campaign funds violation?— Jaxon (@jaxongabriel1) October 18, 2021
Is anyone in authority paying attention??👁👁— LJGIRL (@LJWORTHY1004) October 18, 2021
…some users even contended that she should be given a jail sentence for enriching her relatives.
Jail— Everything woke turns to shit (@CovidAteMyBaby) October 18, 2021
Isn't that the definition of money laundering?— Slum_Landlord (@Slum_Landlord) October 18, 2021
Nepotism— Richard Forrister (@RichardForrist2) October 18, 2021
Maxine isnt the only one...— Tutuncommon (@pepvet) October 18, 2021
And guess what NOTHING will happen to her at all.— ↁᎯ𝓿⫯ᖙ Ꮆ 🇺🇸 ✞ 🇮🇹 (@IT4LI4N_STR0NG) October 18, 2021
Back in 2004, when The Los Angeles Times reported that Maxine Waters paid over $1 million to members of her family who worked with her campaign as well as did business with candidates, companies, and causes she helped, the official said that her family's fortunes are kept apart from her political activities. "They do their business and I do mine. We are not bad people", she said.