RNC Chairman Michael Steele, shown here, had nothing to do with the Voyeur incident, the committee insists.
The RNC’s February expense report apparently listed the $1,946 tab from West Hollywood’s Voyeur nightclub, which features topless entertainers and bondage-themed get-ups, as money spent on meals and not bottle service, but regardless, an as-yet-unnamed staffer has been fired over the incident, according to The Associated Press.
Update: The staffer who took the fall for the Voyeur embarrassment has been identified as Allison Meyers, head of the Young Eagles program. —KA
AP via Google News:
An RNC internal memo says the Feb. 4 outing to Voyeur West Hollywood involved several members of the “Young Eagles” GOP group who had been in Los Angeles for a meeting. An unnamed staffer, who had been warned that such activities did not qualify for reimbursement, has been fired, said the memo from RNC lawyer Ken McKay.
[...] RNC spokesman Doug Heye said the committee will be reimbursed by Erik Brown of Orange, Calif., the donor-vendor who billed the GOP for the club visit on behalf of the attendees.