Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Huffington Post reports McCain Robocalls Prompt Ethics Complaint:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) broke Senate rules when he recorded a robocall touting his amendment to the health care bill, according to a complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee paid for the call, which targeted the constituents of swing senators in five states and attacked the current health care reform bill for "cutting $500 billion in vital Medicare coverage for our seniors." The call urged constituents to sign a petition encouraging the senators to support McCain's amendment.
In its complaint, CREW cites Senate Rule 38, which prohibits senators from using private donations to support official Senate activities.
"The NRSC is clearly paying for it," CREW director Melanie Sloan told the Huffington Post, "but it is McCain lobbying for his own bill."
Click here to read CREW's complaint.