Harry Reid Defends Using Taxpayer-Funded Building to Host Anti-Koch Documentary

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scoffed at complaints as he prepared for a screening of an anti-Koch brothers documentary at the Capitol Visitor Center.

Republicans criticized Reid and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for hosting the documentary, using taxpayer-funded resources to promote a partisan film.

“We cannot hold partisan political rallies or fundraisers on the grounds of the Capitol, or within its walls. Our work in this hallowed building must solely be in the interests of the American people and not in the interests of any political cause,” Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) wrote in a letter to Pelosi.

Reid dismissed Miller’s complaint when asked about it by reporters on Tuesday.

“That shows how their tentacles are in every part of the Republican congressional staff,” Reid said, calling the film a “public statement.”

The film Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition will be screened Tuesday night, while Reid and Pelosi will participate in a question-and-answer session.


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