Pro-Free Speech Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Chuck Schumer; Eight Other Democrat Senators

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Pro-Free Speech Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Chuck Schumer; Eight Other Democrat Senators

June 6, 2014 By Matthew Burke

Democrat Senators Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, and seven other Democrats, are accused of ethics violations

An ethics complaint has been launched with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, against Senator Chuck Schumer and eight other Democrat senators, for pressuring the Obama IRS to target Tea Party and other conservative groups.

Senators Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Carl Levin, Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeanne Shaheen, Al Franken, Jeff Merkley, and Tom Udall were named by the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group, accused of stifling “the free speech rights of nonprofit organizations with which they did not agree.”

One egregious example of evidence substantiating the accusation referenced by the Center is a speech given by Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), entitled “The Rise of the Tea Party and How Progressives Can Fight Back.” Schumer explained in the speech how the Obama IRS could be…

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