Tlaib: DNC rules committee members working on Bloomberg campaign is a 'conflict of interest'

Tlaib: DNC rules committee members working on Bloomberg campaign is a 'conflict of interest'
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mich.) on Wednesday blasted reports that two members of the Democratic National Convention’s rules committee were also working for former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE’s presidential campaign.

“In law school, they called this a conflict of interest,” Tlaib tweeted.


Tlaib – who has endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Cuomo's been good, but he's not going to be the Democratic nominee Does Joe Biden really want to be president? MORE (I-Vt.) and served as a campaign surrogate for him – linked to a Sludge article noting that last weekend, DNC Chair Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE nominated Alexandra Rooker, a vice chair for the California Democratic Party, to serve as vice chair of the convention's Rules Committee a month after she was hired as an adviser to the Bloomberg campaign.

The other, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, is a member of the DNC’s Standing Rules and Bylaws Committee, and joined the Bloomberg campaign in December as national political chair.

The DNC recently eliminated a fundraising requirement to qualify for this month's debate in Las Vegas, potentially paving the way for Bloomberg to make the stage for the first time.

A number of 2020 Democrats, including Sanders, came out swinging against the DNC after it announced the change, saying that it gives an unfair advantage to Bloomberg.

The Hill has reached out to the Democratic National Committee for comment.