Signs of growing GOP uneasiness over Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele’s high-flying lifestyle and mismanagement emerged over the weekend as two Congressional leaders voiced their displeasure.
“This kind of thing has got to stop or they won’t get any contributions,” noted Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.
Kyl joined California Rep. Kevin McCarthy in voicing concern over the growing list of problems with the RNC under Steele’s leadership.
Steele has come under fire for his lavish lifestyle with money contributed to the committee, including extensive use of private jets, luxury hotel suites and bloated expense accounts. The RNC was also rocked recently by revelations that donor money had been used to pay for a $2,000 evening at a “fetish club” in Hollywood.
“The RNC does have some challenges that they need to correct,” McCarthy said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding “Not only does the American people request it but Republicans request it as well.”
Kyl, appearing on the same program, added: “The people that contribute to the committees, both Democrat and Republican, want to know that their money is well spent for the cause, and it needs to be that way.”
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