What is it with Democrats and corruption lately? In a case like this, how does Hastings even explain it? It’s not like you do something like this by accident.
The Conservative Daily Post reports:
Dem Rep Now Under Investigation, Gave His Girlfriend $2.4M In Taxpayer Dollars Over 17 Years
Florida Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings in under investigation for overpaying staff—in particular his longtime girlfriend, Patricia Williams. The story came to light when the Washington Free Beacon posted the facts in a news report on March 9. In response, the congressional watchdog group, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), filed the complaint March 20.
Patricia Williams currently serves as the Deputy District Director in the Representative’s Broward County, Florida office. She receives the maximum amount allowed by a congressional staffer, $168,000 per year, even though she does not have the most responsibility in the office. She makes more even than Hastings’ D.C. chief of staff, traditionally the highest paid position in a congressional office.
Williams and Hastings’ met in the 1980s. He was a federal judge facing impeachment and she was on the legal team representing him. After the trial, he hired her as a staff assistant in 1993. She has since worked her way up to her current position. Congressional staffers salaries have only been publicly reported since 2000. Those records indicate that in 2001, Williams was paid $98,000 for her work as a staff assistant.
Surely, CNN and other liberal media outlets will be all over this story and minute now.