BREAKING: David Schweikert forced to pay $125,000 fine from the Federal Election Commission.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date: February 11, 2021

February 11, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)- Today, the Federal Election Commission fined Congressman David Schweikert $125,000 for “knowingly and willfully converting campaign funds for personal use” and a stack of campaign finance violations.
 
This fine confirms what we already know to be true, David Schweikert has failed to represent his district, and continually brings shame upon Arizona. In 2020, self-described “fiscal hero” David Schweikert was unanimously Reprimanded by every Republican and every Democrat and paid a $50,000 fine after the House Ethics Committee released findings that Schweikert committed 11 ethics violations. These crimes included defrauding a bank, money laundering through his campaign account, and more than half a million dollars in “missing” funds. Now in 2022, the Federal Election Commission condemns him for his continued deliberate campaign abuse over many years, spanning multiple election cycles.
 
“David Schweikert’s repeated violations have become a sideshow and embarrassment to the citizens of the district. David is a disgrace and embarrassment to our district. There is nothing conservative about corruption, Arizona deserves better. I call on David Schweikert’s immediate resignation from Congress.” Said Elijah Norton, who is running to replace David Schweikert in this year’s Republican Primary election.
 
Elijah is available for interviews upon request.
 
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February 11, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)- Today, the Federal Election Commission fined Congressman David Schweikert $125,000 for “knowingly and willfully converting campaign funds for personal use” and a stack of campaign finance violations.
 
This fine confirms what we already know to be true, David Schweikert has failed to represent his district, and continually brings shame upon Arizona. In 2020, self-described “fiscal hero” David Schweikert was unanimously Reprimanded by every Republican and every Democrat and paid a $50,000 fine after the House Ethics Committee released findings that Schweikert committed 11 ethics violations. These crimes included defrauding a bank, money laundering through his campaign account, and more than half a million dollars in “missing” funds. Now in 2022, the Federal Election Commission condemns him for his continued deliberate campaign abuse over many years, spanning multiple election cycles.
 
“David Schweikert’s repeated violations have become a sideshow and embarrassment to the citizens of the district. David is a disgrace and embarrassment to our district. There is nothing conservative about corruption, Arizona deserves better. I call on David Schweikert’s immediate resignation from Congress.” Said Elijah Norton, who is running to replace David Schweikert in this year’s Republican Primary election.
 
Elijah is available for interviews upon request.
 
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