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(FreedomWire.org) – California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters has paid her daughter over $1.2 million since 2004, which included the younger Waters getting another six figures in payments in the 2022 cycle.

“Karen Waters pocketed $192,300 from her mother’s campaign to keep her ‘slate mailer’ operation afloat between Jan. 2021 and Dec. 2022, a Fox News Digital review of Federal Election Commission filings shows. The setup involves outside campaigns paying Waters’ campaign to appear on the slate mailers – or endorsement mailers – sent out to constituents in the Los Angeles area,” Fox News reported.

“The practice is highly unusual on the federal level, and Waters appears to be the only national politician using it to grab committee cash. Slate mailers, however, are commonplace in her home state of California, though critics say it involves deceptive practices over one campaign paying another for a politician’s backing in an election. Waters received the green light to run the operation from the Federal Election Commission in the fall of 2004. Since then, Karen Waters has received more than $1.2 million in payments from her mother’s campaign,” the outlet added.

It’s legal for federal lawmakers to employ family members on campaigns, but the practice is frowned upon by ethics experts.

Now, Republicans are aiming to put a ban on lawmakers from putting family members on the campaign payroll after many prominent Democrats have been called out over the practice.

Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon has introduced legislation called the Family Integrity to Reform Elections Act, which would prevent campaign funds from going to a candidate’s immediate family.

The bill, if passed, would also make the candidate directly responsible for knowingly violating the provision.

“The Family Integrity to Reform Elections (FIRE) Act is a critical step to reducing nepotistic practices in American campaigns. Allowing direct family members to be on the take of campaigns must come to an end. For example, Maxine Waters, the worst perpetrator, has given her daughter over $1.1 million in campaign funds. This is utterly egregious, and I will not stand by as the integrity of our elections is further diminished,” Fallon told the Daily Caller.

“Maxine Waters [paid] $1.1 million to her daughter from campaign funds,” Fallon said in a statement. “Ilhan Omar, $2.9 million to her husband from campaign funds. James Clyburn, over $200,000 to multiple family members from his campaign.”

“The numbers speak for themselves,” Fallon added. “Americans are sick of politicians abusing their voters’ hard-earned money. This modern-day spoils system must end. My bill shines a light on shady campaign finance practices while punishing those who take advantage of these funds to enrich their families.”

“Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother’s re-election for nearly two decades, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1.2 million since 2003 for campaign services, including ‘slate mailer management’ fees and ‘campaign managing services,’” Fox News reported.

“A Citizens for Waters campaign committee filing from earlier this week shows that the younger Waters received $24,000 from the committee between January and March 2022. Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures and advises voters on how to cast their ballots,” the report added.

“The Family Integrity to Reform Elections (FIRE) Act, to be introduced by Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) on Monday, would bar any candidate running for federal office from compensating immediate family members for campaign services,” the New York Post reported back in June.

“It is currently legal for lawmakers to employ family members to work on campaigns. However, Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit paying candidate relatives a salary unless they are ‘providing bona fide services to the campaign” and the salary represents “fair market value of the services provided.’ The legislation – first reviewed by The Post – would extend the ban to any political committee ‘established, maintained or controlled by a candidate or an individual holding Federal office’ – blocking any current lawmaker from compensating a family member for working on their campaign,” the report added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) warned a reporter not to cover a story regarding an event she took part in near a homeless encampment in Los Angeles as the situation grew tense amid some confusion regarding Section 8 housing vouchers.

The New York Post reported that Waters attended the chaotic event in which hundreds of homeless people showed up thanks to an inaccurate social media report claiming that Section 8 housing vouchers were being handed out:

…Waters tried to stop the publication of a news story about Los Angeles’ homeless crisis this week, reportedly telling a Los Angeles Times scribe: “You’ll hurt yourself and the community trying to put this together.”

The Wednesday story by investigative reporter Connor Sheets detailed a March 25 incident in South Los Angeles, where hundreds of homeless people tried to obtain Section 8 housing vouchers after being misled by social media rumors.

The would-be applicants crashed an event held by the nonprofit advocacy group Fathers and Mothers Who Care, which had been meant to help the unhoused obtain emergency shelter. 

Amid the confusion and rising tensions, the non-profit group became overwhelmed as did staffers for the Los Angeles Housing Services Authority (LAHSA), who informed the unexpected crowd that they would only be able to take their information and put it into an emergency housing database.

As things got more boisterous, Waters at one point made the crowd angrier when she demanded, “I want everybody to go home!”

“We don’t got no home, that’s why we’re here!” a member of the crowd hollered back, according to the LA Times. “What home we gonna go to?”

At that point, Waters reportedly responded by laughing and saying: “Nothing is going to happen here today.”

Not long after, she appeared to get upset by a question asked by someone associated with a local nonprofit housing advocacy group.

“Excuse me, there’s nobody in Washington who works for their people any f**king harder than I do,” she said. “I don’t want to hear this. No, no, no.”

One woman who is homeless and disabled named Joyce Burnett told the L.A. Times that the California Democrat told the crowd to come back to the South Angeles office the following Tuesday to pick up appropriate documents.

“Maxine Waters was here, and she said to come back Tuesday with our paperwork filled out,” Burnett said. “I have it, everything they asked for. But every time we get near the front of the line, they shut the door. They opened the door about 20 minutes ago and said they’re not servicing anyone else today.”

When contacted by the Times Tuesday, Waters demanded that the story not be published, saying “it’s a bunch of rumors.”

“You’ll hurt yourself and the community trying to put this together without background,” she told Sheets, according to the paper. “I don’t want you to start trying to write it, you won’t understand it.”

L.A.’s homeless problem has gotten worse over the past few years, rising so much that it is the top issue for Los Angelenos in this year’s mayoral race.

As far as voter concerns expressed to candidates, homelessness “is definitely No. 1. A very close No. 2 is public safety,” U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, one of about a dozen candidates, told USA Today.

Something happened to liberals during Donald Trump’s presidency. Not only did they go so mad after failing to impeach him that they tried to impeach him again after he was out of office, but Rep. Maxine Waters now wants him charged with “premeditated murder.”

In an appearance on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show, Waters told Reid that Trump “had advance planning” of the January 6 protest at the Capitol, which liberals are willfully misrepresenting as a “coup attempt” or “terrorist attack” or other nonsensical things. “There’s information that some of the planning came out of individuals working in his campaign.”

“As a matter of fact, he absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost with this invasion, with this insurrection,” Waters says.

If anyone was “murdered,” it was Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed woman gunned down by Capitol Police. And it certainly wasn’t Donald Trump who killed her, planned or otherwise. President Trump urged the crowd to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” — not murder anyone. And when he did that, multiple social media platforms suspended him, falsely accusing the President of inciting a riot.

By her own logic, Waters should be charged with “premeditated murder” for when an Antifa protester murdered a Trump supporter in Portland. Waters had urged her fans that if they saw a Trump supporter “in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Liberals love to throw stones, which would be fine — if they didn’t live inside glass houses with windows that are already mostly broken.