(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is being criticized again after the committee bankrolled a Republican donor's tab at a risque Hollywood nightclub with other party members.
The news comes as Republicans seek donations for an expected brutal and expensive battle to win back the House and the Senate during the midterm elections in November.
"For those donors who truly believe in conservative values, this latest news about Steele has to be very disturbing," Douglas MacKinnon, a former press secretary to then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, told the Huffington Post.com's Sam Stein. "Michael Steele needs to resign and let the RNC vote in a man or woman who understands that his or her needs do not come before the needs of the nation or the party."
Federal Election Commission records show Eric Brown, a Republican donor, was reimbursed almost $2,000 by the RNC for a night that included a visit to Voyeur, a Los Angeles club where topless dancers can be seen mimicking sex and bondage acts. The RNC said Brown will give back the money for that night at the nightclub.
this is a disgrace – no matter what the party
We have the right to know who were the other gop members....... thanks..
Why do you think they went into politics? People lose sight of the fact that although these are campaign contributions they are tax free so that we the taxpayers are subsidizing them. I recommend that politicians pay taxes on expenses for personal use and I volunteer to be the judge.
The RNC is building their case every day to get rid of Steele but they're hoping he'll quit, then it wouldn't looks so bad. If they don't get rid of him prior to November elections surely he will be gone after. Steele serves no further purpose to them because he hasn't delivered the minority.
Who were the "guests" of Eric Brown? That might make a good story.
They are coming in for the kill, I can't wait for them to pounce on this loser, he thought he was all that, I can't wait until they throw this token to the curb.
I didn't like him when he was in Maryland, and I still don't. Does he not realize he is a scapegoat for the Relics'!??? Can you say Karma? Sam
Michael Steele has been a comedic disaster since taking the helm of the GOP.If this is the best the right has to offer,they're in deeper do-do
than anyone could imagine.
The party of no, no, no, became the party of yes, yes, yes.
Republicans are such Typical Hypocrites.
Republicans will be Republicans.
Time for steele to be replaced!
Come out, come out where every you are Mr. Steele. Now he's camera shy. RNC is a Joke!
If the Republicans had higher morals and ethics, they would return the money contributed by those donors who went to that perv palace. There should be no place for those kind in the GOP ... if it actually was a truly moral political party.
What does it take for ALL americans to realize, that the republican party, as a whole is filled with egotistical, selfish, self-righteous and devious people. The fact that millions of americans are faithful members of such an organization is sickening. No wonder this country is in such a mess.
can anyone say what's surprising about this? republicrytes!
YOUR TIME IS COMING.Better enjoy all the freebees while you can.You can run but you cannot hide. The GOP piggy bank is watching your lavish lifestyle at their expense.
Did the Obama's paid back Rasco?
What a nonsense story about a rich guy getting some loan from an organization he will donate money too. Call in the national inquirer again, since the Democrats are never under scrutiny in the main stream press!
Look, we all know that conservatives like naked ladies just as much as liberals. This is a non-issue. Just ask Vitte, Ensign, Sanford and Clinton. They are all peas in a pod.