Jahana Hayes is using campaign funds to line the pockets of her family.
New reports show the Connecticut Congresswoman used her campaign account to pay her son $15,118.54 and her daughter $21,299.03 since entering Congress in 2018.
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FEC Records Show Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes Used Campaign Funds To Pay Family Thousands Of Dollars
February 2, 2022
A fundraising group authorized by Democratic Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes has paid her family tens of thousands of dollars, using campaign contributions from donors to pay them since entering Congress, FEC records reviewed by the Daily Caller show.
During Q4 2021, Hayes used her campaign fund, called “Friends of Jahana Hayes,” to pay her son $15,118.54 since entering Congress. In 2018, the Hartford Courant reported Hayes’ son David Crenshaw, age 24, joined Hayes to celebrate her Congressional victory. The FEC records, reviewed by the Daily Caller, show that Hayes paid over $15,000 in increments of $282.47 each to a person with the name David Crenshaw under the category of “Payroll”.
Asia Clermont is Hayes’ daughter. “’I told my class that my mom was the National Teacher of the Year and that my family had met President Obama,’ said Asia Clermont, 28, the oldest of Hayes’ four children. ‘And I thought that would be the highlight of her life and her career,’” she added, according to the News Times.
During Q4 2021, “Friends of Jahana Hayes” paid Hayes’ daughter Asia Clermont $2,551.41 from her campaign fund in increments of $359.25 each, and since entering Congress, she has paid her daughter $21,299.03.
The Daily Caller contacted Hayes’ office about the payments to her family, to which they said both work for her campaign to be reelected.
Hayes was elected to Congress in 2018 after being recognized as the National Teacher of the Year in 2016 by former President Barack Obama and appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Hayes was reelected in 2020.
The payments to her son began after she took office in December 2019 and have continued through Dec. 30, 2021.
“At best, Jahana Hayes’ children have made tens of thousands of dollars off their mother’s congressional career. At worst, Hayes is full-on corrupt,” a Republican strategist told the Daily Caller after seeing the records.
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