This story does not help the Democratic cause. Not one bit.
Democrats are so very desperate to turn the tables in 2018 and take over the U.S. House, Senate, and state legislatures. However, with every attempt to try to gain ground on the Republicans, another story about a Democrat living in corruption jumps out into the public eye.
In our story today, we have New York lawmaker, Democrat Pamela Harris. She has been indicted on 11 counts, which include both fraud and defrauding government programs.
She took advantage of FEMA during the Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts and submitted false documentation to get money from them.
Then, she took the taxpayer money, treated it as if it were her own, and used it to pay off her Victoria Secret’s account and cover vacations for herself and her husband. How sickening.
From The Political Insider:
It’s more than apparent that Democrats can’t be trusted with the taxpayer dollars they were elected to watch over and protect for the American people. It seems each week, one major Democrat has found his or her name on court dockets because of a major crime, usually one including theft or fraud.
In this case, New York State Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has been indicted on 11 counts of fraud and tampering and accused of defrauding numerous federal and local government entities. And that’s not even the end of the issue! Harris did this, just like other Democrats who have been caught lately defrauding youth programs or charities.
She claimed she was forced out of her residence by Hurricane Sandy and submitted “fake” lease agreements and rent receipts while continuing to live at her regular house.
JUST IN: Brooklyn assemblywoman Pamela Harris charged with, among other federal crimes, stealing $25,000 from FEMA by lying about being forced from her home by Hurricane Sandy. pic.twitter.com/wqZ9VvddUl
— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) January 9, 2018
Think about this for a second and let it marinate. Another Democrat who thinks tax dollars belong to her. It must be a virus, as many Democrats all seem to be afflicted.
Source: Free Beacon
Harris is accused of defrauding the New York City Council, the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city’s Build it Back Program and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. The alleged behavior took place between 2012 and 2016.
The assemblywoman spent $10,000 of stolen funds on vacation getaways–covering airline and cruise tickets for the politician and her husband–according to the 21-page federal indictment. She further used other funds to pay her lingerie tab at Victoria’s Secret, New York Daily News reported.
If Democrats were smart, they would publicly call for complete justice on Harris, to ensure that taxpayers know that they care about their money being stolen and then wasted.
But that’s the main problem: Liberals could really care less if taxpayer money is being used inappropriately. As long as they have other people’s money, they choose to spend it like it was their own. In short, they’re money-grabbers.
And that is exactly why Democrats do not run this country. It will probably take them longer than the 2018 or 2020 elections to get that through their thick skulls.