The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) saying that Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign hired three foreign nationals as campaign advisors. The federal election laws prohibit foreign influence in elections, especially presidential elections.
One of the foreign nationals, Maria Belén Sisa, served as Sanders’ deputy press secretary in 2016 and currently serves as an advisor. Sisa was named in the complaint and has even admitted to being an illegal immigrant in the past. She said her residency is protected by the DACA act which protects immigrants who come into the country illegally as children.
Sisa also has a past of anti-Semitism and has questioned whether American Jews are loyal to the United States or not. Not surprisingly, she also defended Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments.
The complaint says, “Due to the high profile of Cesar Vargas, Erika Andiola, and Maria Belén Sisa as leading activists in the undocumented community, there is reason to believe that respondents are ‘foreign nationals’ within the meaning of 52 U.S.C. § 301219b)(2), and in violation of 11 C.F.R. § 110.20 (i) and A.O. 2004-26, directly or indirectly participated in the decision-making process of persons with regard to the election-related activities of Bernie 2016.”
In conclusion, Bernie Sanders’ is knowingly employing foreign nationals, some of whom have disturbing pasts, in his campaign which directly violates FEC laws.