LAGOP Files Federal Ethics Complaint Against Senator Harry Reid

The Republican Party of Louisiana today filed a federal ethics complaint against U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for improper use of taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.

“Americans are fed up with the type of hyper-partisan campaigning, and it is appalling that Harry Reid would use taxpayer resources to breach Senate ethics rules and pursue this kind of activity in his official capacity as Senate Majority Leader,” Louisiana GOP Executive Director Jason Dore said. “The Senate Ethics Committee needs to make clear this type of behavior has no place in the United States Senate and no one is above the rules, even the Senate Majority leader. It’s time Harry Reid is held accountable for his actions.”

Reid has used both his official Senate website and official Twitter account in violation of U.S. Senate rules to host and promote the partisan attacks. Senate rules state that the use of “Senate Internet Services for personal, promotional, commercial, or partisan political/campaign purposes is prohibited.” If Reid’s official staff were involved in preparing the attacks while on official time in official office space, that would also be in violation of additional Senate rules.

To view the official complaint, click here.


Posted on April 23, 2014 .