According to financial documents reviewed by Fox News, high-ranking House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) paid her own daughter, Karen Waters, $74,000 in campaign cash from her donors.
The report notes:
The last quarter alone saw over $20,000 go to the younger Waters, which is nearly a third of the median American household income in 2020, according to the Census Bureau.
Waters’ campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the payments to her daughter.
Waters’ daughter has received over $1.1 million for her work on her mother’s campaigns since 2003.
In fact, the 2020 election cycle alone saw $250,000 funneled to the House Financial Services Committee chairwoman’s daughter.
In 2004, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Maxine Waters campaign had paid out over $1 million to other family members over the previous eight years. Many have seen these payments to close family members as nepotistic and exhibiting signs of blatant corruption.