BUSTED: GOP Politician Takes Money From Campaign Funds To Pay For 2,000 Rounds Of Ammo
Rep. Judd Matheny (R) took $1,600 from his campaign funds to purchase over 2,000 rounds of machine gun ammunition, according to The Tennessean.
Matheny openly admitted to doing so to the news outlet. The ammunition was reportedly bought for an August gun safety event. Matheny decided to write himself a check to cover the cost of the ammo.
“I have many thousands of rounds I have stockpiled and I diverted 2,000 rounds to the shoot. We spent roughly another $12,000 in ammo (that) was donated by various groups (or the money was) to purchase it,” Matheny told the Tennessean. “I just augmented with some from my collection.”
The state congressman defended his use of campaign funds for the event because it was “a high-value incident” for his constituents.
Matheny is a strong Trump supporter that is also against immigration. Matheny is currently running in the state’s Republican primary for a spot on the U.S. House of Representatives, which brings a threat to Nashville after they declared themselves a sanctuary city.