Ethics Complaint Filed Against Harry Reid for Koch Brother Obsession

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A complaint has been filed against Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in the Senate Ethics Committee by a Tea Party group charging that Reid is "unlawfully and unethically targeting private citizens" Charles and David Koch.

Tea Party Patriots also says in the complaint that Reid "has misused Senate staff or resources to engage in partisan campaign activity in violation of federal laws and Senate rules."

The Hill reports:

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

Tea Party Patriots has accused the senator of using government resources to wage a personal campaign against the Koch brothers from the Senate floor and the majority leader’s office.

"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."

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