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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:41 PM

Rep. Sanford Bishop allegedly misused more than $90,000 in campaign and official funds

Source: Politico

Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia allegedly improperly spent more than $90,000 in official funds and campaign funds on personal expenses, including "fuel, golf expenses, meals, travel, tuition and entertainment," according to a newly released report from the Office of Congressional Ethics.

The independent watchdog agency said much of the total went to paying expenses at golf clubs where Bishop is a member. And more than $16,000 in congressional funds were reportedly spent at annual holiday parties at one club for the staffs of Bishop and his wife, Vivian Creighton Bishop, a Georgia municipal judge.

OCE has recommended that the House Ethics Committee launch a full-scale investigation into Bishop, who was first elected to office in 1992. The secretive panel announced on Friday that it was still reviewing the matter; there is no deadline for the Ethics Committee to act.

However, the Ethics panel's announcement triggered the public release of OCE's report, which shows an extensive pattern of alleged improper spending by Bishop over a lengthy period of time.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/sanford-bishop-allegedly-misused-campaign-funds-389742

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Reply Rep. Sanford Bishop allegedly misused more than $90,000 in campaign and official funds (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 31 OP
George II Jul 31 #1
NurseJackie Jul 31 #9
George II Jul 31 #13
NurseJackie Jul 31 #15
brooklynite Jul 31 #16
oldsoftie Aug 1 #18
CurtEastPoint Jul 31 #2
yellowcanine Jul 31 #3
NCjack Jul 31 #5
MLAA Jul 31 #12
Rebl2 Jul 31 #7
relayerbob Jul 31 #4
Laelth Jul 31 #6
Bengus81 Jul 31 #8
LiberalArkie Jul 31 #10
LiberalArkie Jul 31 #11
Skittles Jul 31 #14
oldsoftie Aug 1 #17
oasis Aug 1 #19
miyazaki Aug 1 #20

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:43 PM

1. Why this?

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:14 PM

9. Good question.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:31 PM

13. Yes, let's pore over all the news feeds and see if we can find anything negative about.....

....a Democrat.

SMDH.

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:17 PM

15. Nailed it.

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:18 PM

16. I see, we should ignore news about a Democrat unless it's positive?

Enjoy the safety of your bubble.

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:51 AM

18. You dont have to "pore over all the news". Its right there. Its news.

Good or bad it should be reported regardless of the letter after the name
Unless DU just wants to be full of hypocrites.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:43 PM

2. WTF is WRONG with these people? YOU ARE BEING WATCHED!

A Dem from GA. Shame.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:44 PM

3. He needs to resign if this is true.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:04 PM

5. and, if true, he needs to be arrested and charged.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:26 PM

12. +1

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:10 PM

7. Agree

If true

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:04 PM

4. Fucking moron

As a Georgian, this is an outrage, given everything else we are dealing with right now. If true, he needs to resign. Now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:07 PM

6. That's disappointing.

Bishop was my congressional representative for nearly a decade. His is a safe, Democratic district.

-Laelth

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:10 PM

8. We already have an idiot in the WH using tax payer money to golf.......

So this dumb ass Dem hauls off and uses campaign funds?? Throw his ass out if it's all true and proven.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:17 PM

10. Must have thought of them as business expenses.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:20 PM

11. They need to have an "ethics in the workplace" course that we had to take every single year when I

was working in corporate America.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:13 PM

14. disgusting

do something about him AND the grifting first family

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:49 AM

17. This disappoints me. Bishop is usually above this kind of shit.

I helped put him in office in his first run. I'm not in his district anymore.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:27 AM

19. If guilty, he needs to admit to it immediately and resign.

I feel a bit sad for the innocent folk in Bishop's inner circle.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:34 PM

20. It's all just a misunderstanding.

Right?

And as one poster mentions above, this place is full of them.

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