WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is using unusually harsh terms to criticize two billionaire brothers who are financing TV ads attacking Democratic congressional candidates, calling them un-American and saying they have no conscience.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is among several Democrats who recently have attacked Charles and David Koch (coke). The brothers are financial backers of the conservative Americans for Prosperity, which has been spending millions of dollars on ads attacking Democratic candidates, with a focus on criticizing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Reid cited ads that he said misleadingly say the health care law made a patient's treatment unaffordable, and that use paid actors posing as residents of Louisiana.
In a written statement, Philip Ellender, the president of a Koch-owned company, said Reid's attack was disgraceful.