Still recovering from an alleged smack down given to him by his exercise equipment at the start of the new year, Nevada Senator Harry Reid is now accused of illegally using official Senate resources for political purposes. The accusation was filed in a complaint by the ethics watchdog group, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT.)
“Senator Reid’s actions appear to make a mockery of both the Senate Ethics Rules and federal law,” the complaint states. “He reportedly announced his reelection campaign from the confines of an official Senate meeting room located mere steps from the Senate floor.”
A recent Politico story describing the meeting between Reid and Senate Democrats says Reid kicked off the meeting by assuring his colleagues that he will run for reelection in 2016. Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson, when asked to respond to the complaint, retorted: “do you mean a story taking it seriously?”
The complaint against Reid is the second filing produced by the group. The first one alleges campaign finance violations by the Democratic Party, eight of its state-level affiliates, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, the Barack Obama presidential campaign, two top Democratic data vendors, and 382 Democratic congressional campaigns.