Sen. Vitter Files Expanded Ethics Complaint Against Sens. Reid, Boxer

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Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 04:34 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Sen. David Vitter filed another ethics complaint Thursday against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Barbara Boxer, saying they directly targeted him in an amendment Democrats were planning to propose regarding access to Obamacare exchanges for lawmakers.

The Louisiana Republican believes the amendment in question, which was never introduced, was aimed at him personally. The proposed amendment would ban lawmakers from receiving federal subsidies for healthcare coverage through the Obamacare exchanges if there is evidence to believe they had engaged in prostitution, Roll Call reports.

Vitter admitted in 2007 to being involved in a prostitution scandal after his phone number was found in the telephone records of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the D.C. Madam.

"This outrageous episode just shows how far Harry Reid and company will go to protect their Obamacare exemption," Vitter said in a statement. "Well, I have news for them. I'm not going away and this issue isn't going away either."

The proposed amendments by Democrats are aimed at killing a measure offered by Vitter that would keep the president, vice president, members of Congress, and their aides from being exempted from key provisions in Obamacare. It would eliminate federal employer health insurance contributions and require them to purchase their health coverage through the Obamacare exchanges.

The complaint comes two days after the Senate Ethics Committee dismissed the same complaint by the Louisiana Republican on the grounds that Vitter had not offered enough evidence that the two Democratic senators had done anything wrong.

According to Roll Call, Vitter claims the new complaint should give the ethics panel the substantive evidence they said was missing from the previous claim that the Democrats were planning to add the amendment that he believes was clearly aimed at him.



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