The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a curious e-mail that pressures Rep. Roy Blunt to hold his House Republican colleagues accountable for "unethical earmarks."
The release notes that earlier this week, Whip Blunt "made clear that Members should be held to the high ethical standard in the House Code of Official Conduct. Today, Mr. Blunt has an opportunity to apply his new standard."
The DCCC said Republican Congressman Don Young – from Alaska – is under scrutiny for securing a $10 million earmark to study building a road in Florida, which directly benefited a campaign contributor.
“On Tuesday, Republican Whip Blunt said that his Members should uphold a high ethical standard and not bring disrepute on the House. Today, it’s clear that the revelation of Representative Don Young’s pay-to-play earmarking clearly does not meet Mr. Blunt’s standard,” said Jennifer Crider, Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Whip Blunt must hold Mr. Young accountable if he is serious about Republicans upholding his new ethical standard.”