The House committee that is investigating the mostly peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 appears to be a get-rich scam for the staffers.
The Select Committee, which is trying to criminalize opposition to the Biden administration and the Democratic Party, paid more than $500,000 in salaries in April, with some staffers earning more than $15,000 a month — almost $200,000 annually.
And more than half the committee’s $3.8 million budget has gone to salaries.
April’s report shows 51 staff members who pulled down $528,769, an average of $10,368 per month per employee. Annual salary at that rate would be $124,416.
Timothy Heaphy, a federal prosecutor who exposed the corruption inside Charlottesville, Virginia’s, police department that led to violence at 2017’s Unite the Right Rally, earns $15,666.67 per month, or $188,000 annually.
Two stop staffers earn $15,666, while another earns $15,416.
Another two earn $14,491, two earn $14,166, and so on.
Year to date, the staffers have earned $1.99 million and change. That’s 52 percent of the committee’s $3.8 million budget.