The American Accountability Foundation (AAF), a conservative nonprofit, filed the complaint against Swalwell on Thursday, citing recent reports on the congressman’s campaign expenditures.
“The American people rightfully expect elected officials to spend their time in Washington serving constituents instead of themselves,” AAF director Matthew Buckham told Fox News in a statement. “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.”
Die klagte, uitsluitlik deur Fox News verkry, 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, onder andere,” the complaint continues.