House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has paid nearly $100,000 from her Political Action Committee to her husband’s real estate and investment firm over the past decade â€” a practice that she wanted to ban as recently last year. The Washington Times reports the money covered rent, utilities and accounting fees.
Federal Election Commission records show the payments have quadrupled since Paul Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife’s committee in 2007. His company is set to rake in $48,000 this year alone â€” eight times as much as it received annually between 2000 and 2005 when Pelosi’s PAC was run by another treasurer.
Pelosi supported a bill last year that would have banned any payments by Political Action Committees to spouses. The bill passed the House but did not get out of committee in the Senate.
Anyone being shocked by the revelation of corruption raise your hands.
Yeah, me, neither.
One question, though; This being one example of many in the long list of less than ethical activities, Why is Nancy Pelosi still in office?