California Rep. Swalwell is in hot water again, this time he’s been hit with a FEC complaint alleging his campaign improperly paid personal expenses.
The complaint was filed by conservative nonprofit the American Accountability Foundation (AAF).
AAF director Matthew Buckham told Fox News in a statement “The American people rightfully expect elected officials to spend their time in Washington serving constituents instead of themselves. We all see through political elites like Eric Swalwell, who think they are above the law to use campaign funds as a private piggy bank for their own personal leisure and entertainment.”
Per Fox News “The complaint, exclusively obtained by Fox News, alleges that the Swalwell campaign’s FEC reports suggest “anomalies in campaign expenditures that raise troubling questions as to whether campaign disbursements went towards personal use or to the direct benefit of family members.”
“These anomalies include what appears to be preloading of campaign dollars to a Starbucks account and/or gift cards, paying a family member over $17,000 for ‘childcare’, attending the musical Beach Blanket Babylon, and personal medical testing for COVID-19, among others,” the complaint continues.
This is far from the first time Swalwell has been at the center of controversy.
Swalwell has faced criticism for his relationship with Chinese spy Fang Fang. As Fox reported “Republicans forced a procedural vote on a resolution in March to remove Swalwell from the Intelligence panel, but it was rejected along party lines.” Fang reportedly took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 reelection campaign.
Rep. Lauren Boebert recently attacked Swalwell while speaking out on the House Floor in defense of Paul Gosar.
Lauren Boebert SAVAGES Eric Swalwell for sleeping with Fang Fang but still not be censured.pic.twitter.com/vc4Sh0NJRn
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) November 17, 2021