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  David Vitter wants ethics probe of Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Sep 13, 2013 02:52pm
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News DateFriday, September 13, 2013 08:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. David Vitter – faced with a potential vote on a measure that would highlight his past prostitution scandal – is firing back at Democrats.

The Louisiana Republican is demanding a formal ethics investigation into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) following a POLITICO story that said Democrats have drafted a proposal that would deny federal health care contributions to lawmakers if there is “probable cause” that they have solicited prostitutes.

That’s a clear slap at Vitter’s role in the 2007 “D.C. Madam” scandal when his phone number surfaced in a prostitution ring. He apologized for a “very serious sin” but never elaborated.

In his 3-page letter released Friday, Vitter contends that Reid, Boxer and their aides are practicing “attempted bribery” by circulating proposals that would tie lawmakers’ benefits to their official duties.
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