We have been seeing a large number of scandals erupt from the Democratic Party recently, including from organizations that are directly aligned to their agenda.
Recently, the Congressional Black Caucus , which had publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, has been exposed in a major scandal regarding their lavish spending on luxury hotels, restaurants, and Broadway tickets rather than contributing to politicians as they should be. (via The Washington Free Beacon)
The Congressional Black Caucus is a political organization made up of African-American members of Congress, with the majority of them being ardent Democrats. They claim that it’s mission is to “increase the number of African Americans in the U.S. Congress, supporting non-Black candidates that champion our interests, and promote African American participation in the political process with an emphasis on young voters,” per the group’s website.
However, the truth doesn’t line up with their supposed mission statement, as it seems there real objective is to siphon as much money into their personal pockets as possible.
Recently, they have been exposed for spending more money on lavish resorts, trips, hotels, restaurants, and other amenities rather than using that money to contribute to politicians — which is what that money was intended for.
They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout 2016 on lavish trips. Spending includes various hotels at the Virgin Islands and $5,000 paid to the Buccanneer Hotel in St. Croix, one of the world’s most prominent resorts. They also spent $820 on taxicab service, $2,000 on open-bus tours, and $4,500 on catering at a single Italian restaurant.
They also spent $40,000 at the Conrad Hotel in New York, $18,000 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, and several other resorts in California and Las Vegas.
More than $25,000 was spent catering at The Palm Restaurant in New York.
They also forked over $177,000 to Benjamin Branch, whose role is to provide administration and management consulting to the PAC.
In total, the committee paid over $283,100 in what they refer to as administrative expenses, with $127,000 going towards fundraising.
What’s worse? Only $91,000 was paid to federal candidates.
The PAC unsurprisingly refused to respond to requests for comments regarding how they could justify these extravagant expenditures to the public.
They simply can’t.
They are lining their own pockets instead of honoring where that money was originally meant to go. Somehow, this isn’t shocking, coming from the same group that endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election cycle, regardless of her history of corruption.
Thankfully, this exposure to the American people will hopefully hamper any further fundraising efforts they conduct. Taking contributions from ordinary citizens and instead using most of those proceeds for personal, lavish expenses, amounts to nothing less than a scam — one that would make Charles Ponzi proud.
How would you feel knowing that the majority of what you contributed to a charity or cause is secretly being used, instead, to line the pockets of greedy middlemen, with only a very small portion reaching its intended recipients?
I only hope that Americans avoid giving their money away to the CBC and other corrupt organizations aligned with the Democratic Party.