(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Avowed communist-turned-limousine-liberal Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., spent over $20,000 of campaign contributions on posh chauffeurs last election cycle.
Lee, who has spent decades branding herself as a radical leftist, now appears to have sold out to the system that she has made a career out of attacking.
Based on the recent spending report, Lee pays for Singh Car Service while spending time in DC. Singh, which offers Hummer limousine rides, also offers in-ride champagne and an option for body guards, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
According to the report, she also spent substantial amounts of time at Martha’s Vineyard, dropping more than $7,000 to pay Adam Cab–the island’s “premier taxi service”–to shuttle her around the elite island getaway.
Though Lee spends considerably less money in her home city of San Francisco, she nevertheless spent nearly $2,000 on Fresno’s Royal Coach Limousines and K&B Luxury Limousine Service.
Betraying her communist ideals, Lee spent far more on luxury travel than her California Democrat colleagues. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., for example, spent just over $3,000, and former Rep. Jackie Speier totaled a mere $527.42–all spent on Uber and Lyft.
Despite her lavish car rides, Lee complained that fundraising is particularly difficult for black women.
“For me to raise money, being a black woman progressive, is 10 times harder than it is for anybody else,” Lee said earlier this year. “And that’s, again, part of this whole political system in this country and how people are viewed.”
Her office did not respond to a request for comment.
Rep. Lee has a laundry list of far-left causes that she has backed, including but not limited to the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba, the radical black activist group, the Black Panthers and Soviet-infiltrated groups such as the old Cold War-era U.S. Peace Council.