Girlfriend on payroll? Hastings deflects question about ‘my personal business’by George Bennett | March 26th, 2012
Congressional rules generally disallow hiring spouses and family members, but don’t address significant others.
The CREW report says Hastings Deputy District Director Patricia Williams is an example of a congressional “family” member drawing a salary or fees. Hastings disputes the “family” characterization. Asked directly if Williams is his girlfriend, Hastings said, via e-mail:
“No family members work in any of the Congressional offices that I am privileged to serve. Furthermore, my personal business is just that, personal.”
Read about it in this week’s Politics column.