Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., spent more than $30,000 in campaign funds on limousine rides, high-end restaurants, luxury hotels and alcohol delivery in the second fiscal quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by Fox News.
Additionally, more than $20,000 was spent at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, where his wife has been director of sales since February 2015.
The charges include:
- $566 on ''food & beverage'' through the alcohol delivery service Drizly.
- $1,151 on ''refreshments'' from seven trips to Capitol Hill Wine and Spirits.
- Nearly $4,400 at two California wineries on the same day for ''catering'' and ''refreshments.''
- More than $7,000 at luxury restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Hundreds of dollars were also spent at 1-800-FLOWERS. The report comes nearly two weeks after Business Insider published photos of Swalwell and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., posing shirtless while riding camels along the Persian Gulf in March 2020.
The $84,621.59 bill for that trip was picked up by the U.S.-Qatar Business Council, which describes itself as ''dedicated exclusively to enhancing the bilateral business relationship between the US and Qatar.''
Swalwell was already in the spotlight when Republicans late last year called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove him from the Intelligence Committee after Axios linked him to Fang Fang, the suspected Chinese spy.
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