Monday, June 2, 2014
Tea Party Takes One Senile/Liar/Coward Harry Reid
Reid makes another false accusation...maybe
From the LVRJ: A tea party group has fired the latest shot in the Senate war over the Koch brothers.
Tea Party Patriots filed a Senate complaint on Monday against Sen. Harry Reid, saying the majority leader from Nevada was using his office to “unlawfully and unethically” target private citizens, namely billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.
The complaint sent to the Senate Ethics Committee was similar to one filed in April by the Republican Party of Louisiana. It said Reid was improperly using his taxpayer-funded website and Twitter account to launch attacks against the Kochs.
The Louisiana Republicans have not received word from the Senate on the status of its complaint, according to executive director Jason Dore. The Ethics Committee did not comment.
In the new complaint, the Tea Party Patriots also cried foul that Reid allowed the Capitol Visitor Center to be used as a venue for a May 20 screening of “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition,” a film critical of their business practices.
It said calls for donors at the event “demonstrate that Senator Reid intended the event to function as a fundraiser,” which would violate rules against fundraising in a federal building.
The tea party group also charged Reid scheduled an all-night Senate talkathon on climate change in March as a nod to Tom Steyer, a billionaire and Democratic donor who had hosted a fundraiser attended by Reid a month earlier.
“This is a blatant example of a powerful Washington figure deciding that it is his prerogative to bring the full weight of his office against private citizens or organizations with whom he disagrees and, conversely, rewarding those who make major contributions to his favored candidates and political party groups,” said the complaint signed by Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots national co-founder. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/tea-party-group-fires-latest-shot-koch-war
As long as the Democrats control the Senate, nothing will happen but if the GOP takes over the senate, which they probably will, we could, at least, get a hearing or two.
And by that time, Reid could very well be out of the Senate through resignation... or be committed to a mental hospital.