A Texas Democrat is in hot water after public records revealed she used thousands of dollars from campaign funds to buy Super Bowl tickets, a move that has drawn the attention of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust.
The Free Beacon reported:
The campaign of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) disbursed nearly $10,000 of its funds for Super Bowl LI tickets, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
This year’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, which took place on Feb. 5, was held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Jackson Lee represents Texas’s 18th Congressional District, which includes most of the central Houston area.
The congresswoman’s campaign committee is shown to have made two separate transactions pertaining to Super Bowl tickets days before and after the event.
On Feb. 3, just two days before the Super Bowl, Jackson Lee’s campaign committee paid $4,900 to 21st Century Fox, Government Relations for ‘Super Bowl LI Tickets,’ according to the filings.
On Feb. 8, three days after the Super Bowl, Gerald Womack, the congresswoman’s campaign manager, was reimbursed $4,900 for Super Bowl tickets, filings show.
Jackson Lee’s campaign also spent thousands at a Houston restaurant on the day of the Super Bowl.
A $4,901.46 ‘fundraising expense’ was made on Feb. 5 at Grotto Restaurant, an Italian restaurant located in Houston.
Additionally, J. Pope Consulting, a Silver Spring, Md.-based consulting firm, was given $250 for ‘super bowl invitation design’ weeks after the game.
Can you imagine the media attention and public outrage that would be given to this story if this were a Republican?