Rep. Hayes using campaign funds to pay herself and her family

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), who was previously caught transferring campaign funds to her family members, has continued to pay her children, including herself, $250 in “petty cash” in the first fundraising quarter, potentially breaching the law.

Hayes, a member of Congress since 2019, was earlier alleged to have begun paying her family members using campaign funds raised by a group named “Friends of Jahana Hayes,” which works in favor of the vulnerable Democrat.

She paid someone named “David Crenshaw,” who was purportedly her son, $15,118.54 in increments of $282.47 and $282.46 under the category “payroll” up until the last Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing from last year.

Her 24-year-old son, David Crenshaw, joined then-Rep.-elect Hayes on her campaign victory tour in 2018, according to the Hartford Courant.

Since Hayes was elected to Congress, she has also been paying someone named “Asia Clermont,” who is presumably her daughter, $21,299.03 in $361.33, $359.25, and $360.92 increments under the category “payroll.”

In addition, the 28-year-old daughter was said to have boasted to her class in 2018 that her “mom was the National Teacher of the Year and that my family had met President Obama.”

Because of the initial revelation from the Daily Caller, Hayes came under fire, especially after she confessed the two do work for the campaign and reiterated that they handle “deeply important” campaign matters, such as managing “personal passwords and calendars.”

The congresswoman has continued to pay her family members and now herself, according to the Caller.

She continued to pay her daughter in $359.25 increments every few weeks in the first quarter of 2022, totaling almost $2,155 in the first three months of the year. She also continued to pay her son every couple of weeks in amounts of $284.13, $284.12, and $249.12, totaling $1,669 in the first three months of the year.

The congresswoman also repaid herself $250 for “petty cash,” which could have been a violation of the law, according to the FEC filing. Petty cash reimbursements are governed by FEC rules.

 

16 Responses

    1. Catching Democrats at illegal usage of campaign funds doesn’t do anything. Haven’t AOC, OMAR, Maxine Walters,and Tlaib all been among the many corrupt Democrats who have been caught misusing campaign funds every year with no consequences. Campaign finance rules obviously only apply to Republican politicians.

  1. Rather trivial amounts as pay to close relatives, presumedly for work accomplished, although the legality should be checked…does not otherwise appear incriminating.

  2. These corrupt Marxist democrats seem to do whatever they want and get away with it. She needs to be investigated and charged.

  3. Understand I do not agree with the corruption that politicians adhere to when running for office or after heir successful election. Congresswoman Hayes has taken a page out of Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, Charles Rangel, Diane Feinstein’s, Maxine Waters to name a few of the life time benefactors of our tax dollars to gain income for friends and family. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex also relativity new to federal government have also grabbed onto the pay my friends and family from donated coffers. To my knowledge none of these people have been severely reprimanded or expelled. I’m not positive anyone of these people have even suffered humiliation, their skin is to tough from years of playing the favor for play game. The Present campaign contributions should be outlawed period. The $2,500.00 contribution from Super-pacs to the party and $250.00 per individual to an individuals campaign will get big money and corruption out of politics. I’ve listed small amounts because there are laws on the books already that covers donations but use of loopholes has destroyed all forms of accountability.

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