WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican National Chairman Michael Steele has jumped on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s ACORN bandwagon, Politico reports.
Steele is supporting the Minnesota Republican’s move to block federal housing dollars from flowing to the organization.
“Michele Bachmann’s amendment to block indicted organizations from collecting more public funding passed unanimously through the U.S. House Financial Services Committee,” Steele wrote in an e-mail fundraising appeal.
“But now, Committee Chairman Barney Frank, far-left Democrat from Massachusetts, has decided he made a mistake by supporting the amendment and will now offer his own amendment to restore ACORN’s opportunity of receiving billions of taxpayer dollars,” Steele added. “Since ACORN’s efforts are all about electing leftist Democrats like himself, why would Frank want them to go unrewarded?”