Webster creates legal fund amid districts fight

This is going too far towards illegal even for our corrupt Florid Congress?

You get caught with your hands in the cookie jar, so what do you do?

Will if you are one or more of our congressmen/women, you ask for more money to buy a bigger cookie jar, of course!

With his district a major part of a court fight about congressional maps drawn by the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., has established a fund that could be used to pay legal expenses, the National Journal reported.

The fund, called the Daniel Webster Legal Expense Trust, has not raised any money, according to the National Journal. Details of the fund were filed with the House Ethics Committee and were later sent to the House clerk’s office for public review.

The filing, according to the National Journal, said the fund is “for the sole purpose of defraying the legal costs … in connection with his candidacy for an election to federal office.”

Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis last month ruled that Webster’s Orlando-area district and a district held by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., violated anti-gerrymandering standards in the Florida Constitution. Those districts were drawn in 2012 as part of a once-a-decade reapportionment process. Lewis’ ruling led to the Legislature holding a special session this month to redraw the lines.

But attorneys for voting-rights groups and individual voters argued in court this week that the redrawn lines also did not comply with the constitution.

Webster’s District 10 stretches from Lakeland to Eustis, while Brown’s District 5 winds its way from Orlando to Jacksonville — including portions of Orange, Seminole, Lake, Marion, Alachua, Putnam, Clay and Duval counties.



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