The Koch brothers, David and Charles, were accused of being un-American by United States Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday who made his opinions on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The Koch brothers are being accused of spreading lies about Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – says the senator, according to a Yahoo! News report on Wednesday.
Reid’s comments are his response to advertisements by Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity is a political advocacy group which is linked to the Koch brothers. In recent times, the ads from the organization have shown persons talking about their insurance costs as well as insurance cancellations.
Reid targeted a television advertisement that has a leukemia patient stating that her cancelled insurance policy is to blame for her challenges to get medicine she must have to stay alive. Another ad against President Barack Obama’s health law features a woman who asserts that her insurance policy cost rose to $700 per month.
In response, Koch Industries Inc have called Sen. Reid’s comments disgraceful – not only because of the personal attacks the senator has publicly made against the brothers, but because the Koch brothers are not responsible for the content of the ad that was released by Americans for Prosperity.
Koch Industries as well as Americans for Prosperity attacked Reid back. Koch Industries said it is disgraceful that Sen. Reid and his fellow Democrats are attacking a cancer victim as part of their campaign against the Koch brothers.
Americans for Prosperity asserts: “Instead of admitting that the health care law is a bad deal for Americans, Sen. Reid has chosen to attack the brave men and women who are sharing their personal stories about ObamaCare.”
Not backing down, Reid replied that the two brothers are about as un-American as anyone he can imagine.
David and Charles Koch reportedly have used a great deal of their fortune to back conservative causes.