A look deep inside politics and injustice in El Paso.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Texas Watchdog: Congressional candidate Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke - who criticized opponent Reyes’ campaign payments to family - has paid own family/business $22K
Congressional candidate Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke - who
criticized opponent Reyes’ campaign payments to family - has paid own
detailing the payments of U.S. Congress members to families was a gift
to Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, a former El Paso city council member and
Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the far West Texas 16th congressional district.
"This shows that Reyes is working for himself, his family and those close to him," O'Rourketold the El Paso Times.
"It makes it more clear than ever that we need reform in Washington,
D.C. He paid his brother, Chuy. He paid himself. He paid his niece. He
paid his niece's husband. The whole family was involved."
Reyes defended his expenditures, saying that he was pleased to
have family that could help him. Which means apparently that he thinks
such a practice is fine.
But while O’Rourke was speaking about reform in Washington, he
forgot to mention his own payments to his business and family members of