OOPS! Democrat Lets His Child Use Car With Congressional Plates TO DRIVE FOR LYFT
Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings has been caught letting his daughter use his car – with congressional license plates – to make money by driving for the car service Lyft.
Congressman’s daughter uses car with official plates to drive for Lyft
No, that’s not Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings driving for Lyft in his downtime.
But his daughter, Adia, who borrowed her father’s car, may have made her passengers feel like VIPs since the black Honda she uses was sporting official congressional license plates.
Lyft is a company that provides rides to subscribers who summon a car to pick them up using an app on their phone.
The Washington Post first reported that Cummings did lend his car to his daughter, who was a student at Howard University.
Someone posted a picture of the car with a Lyft sticker on a D.C. blog called “Popville” and asked which member of Congress worked for the company. The picture showed the vehicle with Maryland plates that read “US Congress” and the number “7,” which designates Cummings’ district in Baltimore, and the “Reliable Sources” gossip column at the Post solved the mystery.
Cummings explained the situation in a statement to CNN.
“In an effort to earn some extra money to pay her expenses at school, she signed up for a part-time position with one of the ride-sharing companies. They, in turn, gave her a sticker to apply to the windshield of the car,” Cummings said.
The congressman, who is the top ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee and another panel investigating the attacks in Benghazi, says after he spoke with his daughter, the congressional tags have been removed. He took responsibility for the situation, saying, “I apologize for not having removed the license plate before loaning the vehicle to her.”
Cummings’ office told CNN that the Honda is a personal car, not one leased or purchased through his campaign or official office account.
Good thing he’s not a Republican, otherwise he might be in real trouble.