Pennsylvania’s First Muslim Female State Representative Forced to Resign for ‘Brazen Corruption’
Movita Johnson-Harrell was a trailblazer, an icon, and a hero for equality for becoming the first Muslim female elected to the Pennsylvania State House earlier this year.
Now, she is disgraced, unemployed, and may face jail time after being forced to resign from her post following “brazen corruption,” as described by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Johnson-Harrell handed herself over to Shapiro’s office and pleaded guilty on charges of embezzling over $500,000 in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security disability funds as well as record tampering and perjury charges. She even embezzled funds given to the Motivations Education and Consultation Associates (MECA), a charity she created to help drug addicted and mentally ill minorities in her community.
Shapiro explained that “her theft knew no bounds.” Johnson-Harrell bought lavish fox furs, leased a Porsche, covered her utility bills, paid for her granddaughter to go to a private school, traveled to Mexico, and bankrolled her political campaign.
While Johnson-Harrell was in office, she raised funds for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). She appeared at an CAIR fundraiser in Washington State next to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) titled “Muslim Power for 2020 & Beyond.”
“I was tired of people who look like me not protecting people who look like me… I got here by divine intervention, I’m going to leave by divine intervention. I have been obedient to Allah,” Johnson-Harrell said during a CAIR event in November.
Following her arrest, Johnson-Harrell unsurprisingly played the victim.
“My life is one of service. If I have to suffer persecution to save one from the grave then God’s will, not mine be done,” she wrote in a social media post.
The left-wing diversity cult that promoted this disreputable woman into an undeserved position of authority based solely on her victim status has a lot of egg on their face in lieu of her scandalous actions.
.@RepMovita Johnson-Harrell made history this week as the first Muslim woman to join the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Diversity in public service is vital to our democracy and makes us stronger.
I look forward to working together to move our state forward. pic.twitter.com/2NpCn60ia7
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 27, 2019
“Everytown applauds Ms. Johnson-Harrell on her victory, and we’re eager to partner with her to achieve our shared goal: passing common-sense gun safety laws,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“Last year, we saw unprecedented numbers of Moms Demand Action volunteers run for office and win,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “I am delighted that Movita Johnson-Harrell has joined their ranks and is adding ‘lawmaker’ to her portfolio of gun safety activism.”
The special election to replace Johnson-Harrell will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25.