One of Joe Biden’s biggest cheerleaders, South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), took a page from the Biden syndicate playbook and gave six figures in campaign cash to his son-in-law and grandson.
Clyburn, who has served in Congress for three decades, has already endorsed Joe Biden for a 2024 run, telling CBS News, “I’m all for President Biden. I think he has proved himself worthy of re-election in these two years. And I believe that whoever the Republicans put up will get re-elected.
Fox News reports:
The longtime congressman’s campaign bigotry included forking over tens of thousands of dollars to a company linked to his son-in-law. He sent about $100,000 to his grandson, Federal Election Commission records show.
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Although it is legal for federal politicians to pay family members from their campaigns, ethics experts have generally disapproved of the practice. Despite this, both political parties have taken advantage of the benefits.
Clyburn’s family payments during the last election cycle included $57,500 to 49 Magnolia Blossom LLC for rental expenses, filings show. That company has close ties to his daughter, Jennifer Clyburn Reed.
According to South Carolina business records, Clyburn Reed’s husband, Walter A. Reed, is the registered agent of the limited liability company.
Clyburn paid his grandson Walter AC Reed $94,000 for “campaign management fees” during the midterm election cycle.
Clyburn has not faced a legitimate threat to his House seat since entering Congress in 1993 and has easily cruised through re-elections in the Palmetto State’s 6th Congressional District.