Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee staffer fired Monday for getting the committee to finance for an outing at a risqué Hollywood nightclub was Young Eagles director Allison Meyers, CNN has learned from multiple GOP sources.
Several young donors attended Voyeur, the Los Angeles nightclub at the center of the latest RNC controversy, after a Young Eagles event in February. Erik Brown, a GOP consultant from Orange County who picked up the tab, was able to have the nearly $2,000 charge reimbursed by the committee in February.
As director of the Young Eagles program since early 2009, Meyers was tasked with cultivating younger Republican donors in their 30s and 40s.
She was dismissed from her position on Monday after news of the outing became the latest in a series of headaches for the RNC and its chairman, Michael Steele.
Meyers did not respond to an e-mail and phone call seeking comment. RNC spokesman Doug Heye would not comment when asked about Meyers.
RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay e-mailed committee members on Monday announcing the firing but did not name Meyers.
"That person was aware that this activity was not eligible for reimbursement and had been previously counseled on this very subject," McKay wrote. "Accordingly, that staff person has been terminated."
More like the "Spread Eagles"
I love those good old republican values, the prime one being hypocrisy.
I wonder how the good, clean living people of the Republican Party like it that their donations were used to fund sex show outings for future donors?
I am sure Michael Steele ran all this by Rush Limbaugh, hence he not be t
aken to the wood shed by Rush again!!!
Poor staffer ... it should have been Steele who wax axed! When are the republicans going to say "enough is enough"? The party of the so-called "family values" is a joke!
A TRUE inspiration to the conservative youth of Amerika ... NOT!
So this is how they bring young Republicans into the fold now.
Get it together Steele. Lead follow or get the h@ll out of the way. It should be apparent to the most dull and dimwitted person entrusted with your position to have at all times, the need to contain every aspect of what is viewed by the public as your statements about who and what you are. Or does this trangression actually make that statement?
You might want to think about starting to rally the base pretty soon since the elections in November are beginning to sneak up. Either that, or we need another representative.
That tells you a lot about the donors. that they'd even go there. Forget the RNC member who went there after somebody said it wasn't a bright idea.
so is there how we get all the perverts in office? We going to have some sort of sex scandal like the Vatican in the GOP now????
Steele has got to go! He's a failure as a leader period. But then so are the Republicans in Congress!
The RNC needs a new spokes person Michael Steele is too controversial! He needs to go!!
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That is too funny!! I saw "Young Eagles" and thought 18 to 25... but then again for the RNC 30 to 40 IS young!!!
Gawd knows I'm no GOP fan, but this is outrageous. If you work for an org that lives and dies by public opinion, you try not to stir up controversies. Fired with actual fire is my guess.
Are you sure Meyers wasn't a Democrat plant, Steele? Sounds fishy
Was she REALLY fired, or was she just relocated to somewhere else in that corrupt organization?
See, they eat their young when the going gets tough. What a bunch of cowards these people are. Now the bubble head from Alaska is supporting vets for congress, but only repulican vets, all three of them. Like somehow a republican vet is better than a Democratic one. Wake up real republicans, stop drinking the Kool-Aid, take back your once proud party from the creeps who've hijacked it since 2000.
Firing the person sounds good, but it should have been done when they found out about it in February. They let it go all this time and only dealt with it when it became public knowledge. Not the way to handle things, RNC. That is the part that makes the organization look bad, not the individual who attended Voyeur. In any case, add this to the very long list of reasons why the GOP have no right to claim to be the party of family values. Not that the Dems are either, but really? Family values? Who believes that anymore?
Yesterday it was reported this was a non-staffer of the RNC. Now today is reported as a staffer. It does not really matter because either way this type of behavior should never be paid for by a family values touting Party of God – should it?
More hypocrisy from the family values party. But it is nice to seethe young donors have a wild side.
I think RNC should keep Michael Steele as their Chairman at least until the Elections. I think he is really good for the Democrats. Keep up the good work Steele.
Lighten up! We aren't living in the Victorian Age with strict and old fashion conducts of behavior.
LMAO!!! Steele will be gone way before Pelosi!! How's that fire thing working for ya!!!
They are going to bring down the steele man, watch it. Maybe he'll unite with the (p)tee bags.
In November we are going to fire no just one but all of GOP KKK. Out of office.
I despise Republicans and revel in their misfortune. But on this one, seriously, who cares?
"Erik Brown, a GOP consultant from Orange County who picked up the tab, was able to have the nearly $2,000 charge reimbursed by the committee in February."
So how come Erik Brown doesn't get fired too... Makes no sense she gets fired for taking them there, but HE is the one that paid and got the money back from the GOP fund...
No wonder the GOP is so messed up...