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RNC Responds to Claims Chairman Steele Spent Money at Club
The Republican National Committee has responded on the record about allegations their Chairman, Michael Steele,spent thousands of dollars on a recent trip to Los Angeles at two hotels and the Voyeur club in West Hollywood, where drinks are bottle service and topless women simulate sex acts for the crowd. According to MyFoxLA:
An RNC official told Fox News a party donor named Erik Brown submitted the expense for the visit. No other information was immediately available. RNC spokesman Doug Heye earlier denied that Steele had ever visited the club.
“The chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable,” Heye said in a statement to reporters.