From the AP:
A New York man accused of trying to help terrorists in Afghanistan has donated some $15,000 to the House Republicans’ campaign committee over three years.
Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to charges that include terrorism financing, material support of terrorism and money laundering.
From April 2002 until August 2004, the man also known as “Michael Mixon” gave donations ranging from $500 to $5,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to Federal Election Commission reports and two campaign donor tracking Web sites, http://www.politicalmoneyline.com and http://www.opensecrets.org.
Incredibly, the NRCC says it will donate the money to charity “if he’s found guilty!”
Look, the standard for conviction is very different than the standard for taking money. I don’t think the NRCC should keep the money of indicted terrorist suspects.
Donate the money to the Semper Fi Fund or a similar group helping the wounded from the war. Now.