Bobby Rush is part of the Democrat Chicago machine who has been in office since 1993. In all that time, instead of saving his money, he has gone into massive debt. Now a judge has tapped his congressional salary to repay a delinquent loan to the tune of 1 million dollars.
The Chicago Sun Times reports:
Judge duns U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush for delinquent loan, taps his congressional pay
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush must give up 15 percent of his congressional salary to begin repaying more than $1 million he owes on a delinquent bank loan to his now-shuttered Englewood church, a judge in Chicago ordered Wednesday.
Cook County Circuit Judge Alexander White ordered the garnishment of more than $2,100 a month from the South Side Democrat’s $174,000 annual federal pay in what was another setback for the longtime congressman-turned-pastor who once promised that the house of worship he founded would help rebuild Englewood.
Though rare, it isn’t the first time a congressman’s wages have been garnished. In one case, in 2014, it happened to U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat who owed more than $1.3 million from a loan for a carwash.
Rush was ordered last June to repay the loan made more than a dozen years ago to buy the limestone, Gothic-style building at 6430 S. Harvard Ave. for what became Beloved Community Church of God in Christ.
Maybe the people in his district should think about finding a new representative.
Hasn’t Rush had enough time at the public troth?