July 19, 2007

Vitter CREW Via CREW:

Today, CREW filed a Senate Ethics complaint against Senator David Vitter (R-LA). We asked for an investigation into whether he violated the Senate Rules of Conduct by soliciting for prostitution. The complaint can be found here.

On July 9, 2007, it was revealed that Sen. Vitter's telephone number was included in the so-called "D.C. Madam," Deborah Jeane Palfrey's, list of client telephone numbers. Sen. Vitter confirmed that he had sought Ms. Palfrey's services, saying in a statement, "this was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible." Read more...

It doesn't get better for Vitter - Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid wants "a full airing" of the details of Vitter's actions.  Via The Times Picayune:

The Democratic leader in the Senate said Tuesday the call-girl scandal that has engulfed Sen. David Vitter, R-La., should have "a full airing" and noted that there is an open criminal investigation into the escort service that Vitter acknowledged calling. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., made his comments on the day that Vitter returned to Capitol Hill after a week-long hiatus prompted by his public admission that his number appeared on the phone records of the "D.C. Madam." Read more...

(h/t Americablog)

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