Dem Senator Hit With Ethics Complaint

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Tea Party Patriots has filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.), who the group claims "violated Senate rules by unlawfully and unethically exerting pressure" on the IRS to target conservative non-profit groups.

New emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed Levin’s considerable efforts to persuade the IRS to release information about conservative organizations.

Other groups such as Susan B. Anthony List and Americans for Tax Reform have signed on to the complaint, which was filed with the Senate Ethics Committee.

"In light of the abundant evidence that Senator Levin acted unethically and unlawfully, the Committee should promptly investigate this matter and sanction Senator Levin as warranted," the complaint reads.

Levin is not the only Democrat facing ethics charges over his role in the IRS scandal.