Tea Party Patriots hits Harry Reid with an ethics complaint for using Senate resources to fuel his Koch addiction

Tea Party Patriots has hit Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) with an ethics complaint over his ridiculous attacks on Charles and David Koch, libertarian billionaires who have contributed millions to both political and philanthropic causes:

Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, filed the complaint, charging Reid with “unlawfully and unethically targeting private citizens.”

The complaint further states that Reid “has misused Senate staff or resources to engage in partisan campaign activity in violation of federal laws and Senate rules.”
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“It’s been generations since a member of the Senate has abused the power of his office to attack private citizens the way Harry Reid has sought to vilify Charles and David Koch,” Martin said.

She said Reid’s tactics are “nothing more than a continuation of the thuggish intimidation campaign mounted by the Obama administration to target and silence people and organizations Democrats disagree with.”

Tea Party Patriots also filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for “improper conduct,” pointing to the pressure he put on the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department to prosecute Tea Party and conservative groups.

The Louisiana Republican Party filed a similar compliant against Reid with the Senate Ethics Committee in April, citing links disparaging the Koch brothers from his official Senate website. Reid’s obsession with the Koch brothers has made its way onto the upper chamber’s floor, where he dropped their names 134 times by mid-April.

Reid, who has already dismissed the complaint, is so obsessed with the Koch brothers that he and other Senate Democrats are running on a constitutional amendment that would place heavy restrictions on political speech.

Despite his smear campaign against Koch brothers, Reid is more disliked, proving that his election year efforts to change the subject are failing. In fact, Reid is the boogeyman in the 2014 mid-term election, in which there’s a very good chance that Republicans will take control of the Senate.


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