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NRCC Points Out Allen West’s Former Rival’s “Gross” Hypocrisy

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By Javier Manjarres

 The Shark Tank story regarding a possible House Ethics violation by some  Democratic members of Congress, is starting to raise some eyebrows. These members of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives  appeared in a video ad wearing their congressional lapel pins for the House Majority PAC, a PAC setup to elect Democrat members of Congress and candidates.(Read here-Ethics violation?)

The pins are distributed by the U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms for identification purposes. 

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 According to an RNC official, this practice of exploiting congressional lapel pin is considered “inside baseball,” and is a “big deal.”

You’re one of the only people to nail the member pin thing. It’s sort of insider baseball but it’s a big deal. -RNC Official

 The National Republican Congressional Committee just put out this video on the heals of the Shark Tank story and video, highlighting freshman Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy’s “Gross” hypocrisy. Murphy is coming off a very close and controversial election night vicotory over former Congressman Allen West.

It’s unbelievable now that corporations—that foreigners can give unlimited amounts of money to…candidates to help out their cause or against another candidate. It’s gross.” -Patrick Murphy, 7/26/12

 The NRCC also chimed in with its own statement on the Murphy “It’s Gross” video they just release.

“Patrick Murphy’s actions are what’s gross. Murphy has become part of the problem in Washington. He owes the people of Florida an explanation for how this video came about and why he thinks it’s right.” – NRCC Spokesman Daniel Scarpinato

 Here is the NRCC video of Murphy using the same House Majority PAC video the Shark Tank used earlier.

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About author

Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. BoGo January 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm


    If nothing was done about the $300M funneled to Obama from the Middle East in ’08 and nothing was done about Corzine stealing $1.5B from MF Global (of which I’m sure a sizeable amount found its way back to Obama) I’m sure nothing will be done about this minor league stuff.

    Besides, we’re in a new era. Laws only apply to the little people and only those laws Obama wants enforced.

  2. egd January 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Alan West has a history of running against people with Gross Hypocracy.

  3. me January 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    What about West wearing his military pins and using their imagery in every single campaign ad he ever did? or also wearing his congressional pins at fundraisers? or his security staffers (inaccuracy) telling law enforcement that they were federal employees?

    • Javier Manjarres January 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Not the same.

  4. me January 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm