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BREAKING: Mass Dems. File Ethics Complaint Against Brown

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

 

Massachusetts Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Senator Scott Brown Wednesday, May 9th in response to funding for his campaign video. The Democratic group is in outrage that his video was shot by a taxpayer-funded staffer.

The complaint was filed with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics and is asking that an investigation be made into Brown’s use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign purposes.

When asked if the Senator had a response to the filing, Brown’s campaign spokesman, Colin Reed said, “This complaint has about as much credibility as Elizabeth Warren's claim to be a Native American, and it is a laughable and desperate attempt to distract from Warren's refusal to come clean with voters. Her campaign is flailing and appearing more pitiful by the day.”

The video in question depicts Brown making a half-court shot at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center during an official event. The video was made accessible via the Brown Campaign’s YouTube channel and website.

“Neither Senator Brown nor the campaign has ever claimed (nor could it be claimed) that the video was recorded for any governmental purpose,” Mass. Dems. chair, John Walsh wrote in a letter to the committee’s Chair and Vice Chair.

“By permitting his official staff to engage in campaign related activity while serving in their official capacity, Senator Brown has failed in his responsibility to ensure that the interests of his campaign do not conflict with or detract from official staff duties and acted in violation of federal law,” Walsh wrote.

According to the United States Code and the Senate Ethics Manual, official Senate staffers are prohibited from engaging in campaign activity while carrying out official duties for which they receive compensation from the United States government.

 

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