Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have broken Senate ethics and Internet rules by using his official website to attack libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch, a possible violation of the chamber's prohibition on "partisan" material on members' publicly funded webpages.
The post, titled “The Facts About the Koch Brothers,” was moved from the Nevada Democrat's homepage to a less prominent position on the site Wednesday following inquiries by the Washington Examiner.
The post lists 14 accusations against the Kochs and their businesses, alleging that they pay no corporate taxes, seek to abolish Social Security, pollute the environment and have shady business dealings with Iran. The Kochs are major donors to conservative and Republican causes.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee strictly bars all "partisan" or political campaign posts on senators' official websites.