Refuge of a Scoundrel

Harry Reid Calls Koch Brothers Un-American

Sen. Harry Reid (D., NV) for a second time Wednesday accused the Koch brothers of funding ads that lie about Obamacare.

"I guess if you make that much money, you can make these immoral decisions," Reid said on the Senate floor. "The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine."

Earlier in the day, the Democratic majority leader, who recently attended a fundraiser hosted by environmentalist hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, said the Koch brothers want to "buy the country."

Philip Ellender, the president of Koch Companies Public Sector, responded forcefully to this assertion Wednesday afternoon.

Ellender said Reid’s latest outburst is "particularly troubling because he appears to reference a television advertisement produced by Americans for Prosperity in which a Michigan woman suffering from leukemia shared her experiences under Obamacare."

"While Charles Koch and David Koch were not responsible for the advertisement in question, we believe it is disgraceful that Senator Reid and his fellow Democrats are attacking a cancer victim as part of their campaign against Charles Koch and David Koch," Ellender added.