Washington (CNN) – A conservative women's group is calling out the Republican National Committee after the party paid for a nearly $2,000 visit to a racy West Hollywood nightclub.
"As women we find the very idea of officials from either party conducting business inside an establishment that objectifies and demeans women outrageous," Penny Nance, the Chief Executive Officer of Concerned Women for America, said in a written statement Monday.
"Aren't these girls young enough to be your daughters?," Nance asked. "This kind of behavior is not appropriate for national leaders that our children should be able to look up to as role models, and that our daughters could be working for. Did you really swill drinks, ogle young girls and plan party business at this kind of establishment? Please explain!"
After news broke Monday that the RNC had reimbursed political consultant Erik Brown for $1,946.25 in expenses he incurred during a February visit to Voyeur, the Los Angeles nightclub, the committee said Brown had pledged to return the money to the party.
"The committee has received a commitment that the money will be returned," an RNC spokesman told CNN.
It's not clear why the RNC re-imbursed Brown for the charges or who else was with him at the club. A spokesman for the RNC said party chairman Michael Steele was not at the club when the charges were made.
–CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this report.