Posted: Sep 18, 2011 4:28 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
DENVER (AP) - Republican party officials say they want a Congressional ethics investigation into a television ad that features President Barack Obama's speech on the House floor.
The Denver Post reports Sunday on its political blog that the Republican National Lawyers Association told the paper the ad violates House Ethics Rule 5.
That rule bars live broadcast recordings in the House chamber from being used for political purposes.
The ethics complaint targets Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee and allegedly gave permission for the ad.
It features Obama speaking to both chambers on Congress on Sept. 8. It aired in Colorado and other states, including Ohio and Virginia.
Messages left by The Associated Press for officials at the Democratic National Committee were not immediately returned.
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