Roll Call is reporting Monday that U.S. Rep. Todd Akin spent $3,407 of taxpayer funds from his congressional account to pay for a tea party-backed rally in 2009.
Use of taxpayer money for strictly political events is prohibited by House rules. However, the funds can be used for press conferences, which is how the event was advertised. But Roll Call reporter Paul Singer points out that unlike most press conferences, “no questions were taken from the press and ... it opened with a prayer, the national anthem and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Move along there's no candid photographs
It's okay, he's an asshole for God.