“I’m happy that you’ve made the statement. But I cannot agree with most of my colleagues. See, I don’t think an adult of your intelligence should be commended for simply, at long last, telling the truth.”
After taking gobs of cash from crypto-fraudster (a redundancy) Sam Bankman-Fried, the Los Angeles Times treats it as a badge of honor that California Democrats won’t take his money anymore.
California’s Congress members no longer want campaign money from Sam Bankman-Fried – LA Times
Not all heroes wear capes.
The Los Angeles Times proudly chronicles which charities they’re giving away the ‘money’ too. It’s a moot point obviously because they’re already in office and they survived their highly dubious elections.
And the real big money isn’t going back.
Rep.-elect Robert Garcia (D-Long Beach)
The former mayor of Long Beach, Garcia is the representative-elect for California’s 42nd Congressional District, which includes Long Beach and a swath of the southeastern cities of Los Angeles County. He takes office in January.
Bankman-Fried contributed $2,900 to Garcia’s campaign in March, federal records show. A representative for Garcia’s campaign said the money was donated in mid-December to “a local nonprofit that provides free immigration legal services.”
Protect Our Future, a political action committee funded by Bankman-Fried, also reported spending more than $1 million to support Garcia. Because that money was spent independently, rather than contributed to Garcia’s campaign, it cannot be donated or returned.
He gave $2,900 to a nonprofit that promotes his own voters, but not the $1 million.
What a saint.