In recent news, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Rep from California, has settled with an Illinois man and paid him $7,500 after he accused her campaign of violating federal robocalling laws.
The man, Jorge Rojas, filed a 13-page lawsuit in October 2022, accusing Pelosi and her campaign of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending him 21 texts from November 2021 to July 2022, despite previously placing himself on the Do Not Call Registry in 2008.
Rojas sought a minimum of $31,500 in damages from Pelosi’s campaign, including $1,500 for each text message that he received. In February, a few months after he filed the lawsuit, Rojas moved to dismiss the suit against Pelosi, and according to federal campaign finance disclosures made public on Friday, the dismissal came after Rojas received a $7,500 payment marked “Settlement” from Pelosi’s congressional campaign.
This incident highlights the disregard for the law by Pelosi and her campaign. The settlement not only proves that Pelosi’s campaign violated federal robocalling laws, but it also reveals the deceitful tactics used by her campaign to reach potential voters.
Pelosi should be held accountable for her actions and held to the same standard as any other citizen.