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Rashida Tlaib faces ethics probe over payments after 2018 election


She could face a full investigation soon

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is facing the possibility of an ethics probe over payments she received after the 2018 election that might have violated campaign finance law.

The celebrated member of "the squad" is alleged to have paid herself from campaign funds after the end of the 2018 election. Such payments are only lawful during the campaign and not after the election is completed.

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing the payments and may call a full investigation if impropriety is detected.

Questions over the payments were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

That report indicated that Tlaib paid herself a total of $17,500 through two payments after the election, dated November 16 and December 1.

A spokesperson for Tlaib claimed the payments were not in violation of campaign finance law.

"Representative Tlaib has cooperated completely with the Committee to resolve the referral, which involves the same claims over her publicly disclosed salary during the campaign that conservative groups pressed back in March," said Denzel McCampbell in a written statement to Politico.

Tlaib celebrated her election victory by telling a crowd of supporters that her goal was to "impeach the motherf**er!" She later sold t-shirts with the same motto, despite criticism from many on the other side of the aisle.

Here's more about Tlaib's controversies:

Lara Trump reacts to Rep. Tlaib selling 'Impeach the MF' T-shirts

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