Yet another example of a Democrat lawmaker drunk on power and who believes the rules and laws only apply to the little people that they claim to represent.
Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the non-profit group.
Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, threatening to turn the program into a larger political problem for the party. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) recently paid back $31,000 to the foundation for scholarships that she improperly awarded to various relatives and children of a top staffer.
I am under no illusions that revelations such as this will endanger his reelection chances. He is in a solidly Democrat district where skin color trumps everything else, including dead hookers or boys in his bed. The good news is that these scholarships do not appear to be funded with taxpayer money, he has very few real taxpayers in his district anyway, which also explains why they vote Democrat.
I may have jumped the gun on his reelection bid. It seems the Cook Political Report has moved this race from Solid Democrat to Leans Democrat, which for this district is a significant development, still the Republican challenger, Mike Keown, has an uphill battle.
H/T to That's Just Peachy