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'Koch Brothers Exposed' Film Premieres, but Democrats Take No Questions

'Koch Brothers Exposed' has been championed by Democrats like Sanders as they talk about needing to reform campaign finance law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Call it a screening, a press conference, a meeting, or a get-together of like-minded friends. Regardless, the [insert event term here] for the “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition ” documentary still happened Tuesday evening in the Capitol Visitors Center despite Republican accusations of Democratic impropriety.  

“The Koch brothers’ tentacles have sunken deep into our democracy and deep into the Republican Party,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told the few dozen interested people and reporters in attendance.  “That’s evident by the fact they even tried to stop us from having this meeting.” Controversy swirled around the screening as Republicans charged that the event focusing on billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch violated rules  about film premieres on Capitol grounds. Democrats responded that the rules did not apply to the room in the CVC and that the event was a press conference.