Finally fed up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s low-rent, bullying tactics, the Louisiana Republican Party on Wednesday filed a formal complaint against Reid with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, charging Reid had abused taxpayer dollars in his endless invective against wealthy Republicans.
Meanwhile, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus took to “Fox and Friends” Wednesday to scorch Reid as “so dirty and so unethical that some of these things have to happen.”
“You have to put a marker down and say, ‘Wait a second. You are not going to use a taxpayer web site and a taxpayer Twitter account to attack Republicans,’ ” Reid said.
In the Senate, the GOP complaint is addressed to Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., the chairwoman and chairman of the select committee.
In particular, the GOP complaint cites a post on Reid’s official Senate website that claims to present facts about billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch but which really “levels more than a dozen hyperbolic attacks on the Koch brothers.”
The complaint also includes a posting on Reid’s official Twitter account that argued Reid’s Republican fellow senators “might as well wear Koch insignias to denote their sponsorship.”
At the same time as the website and Twitter post, Reid made a speech in the Senate attacking Republican senators and also suggesting they’re such puppets of campaign donors they should sport sponsorship decals the way NASCAR vehicles and drivers do.