New York. Apr 6 (ANI): Republican National Committee’s (RNC) chief of staff Ken McKay stepped down amid scrutiny over members’ spending practices at a strip club.
McKay’s resignation came just hours after a co-chairman of the RNC’s top fundraising board announced he was exiting the organization.
Fingers have been raised against the committee since a report last week that the RNC paid 2,000 dollars in entertainment at a Los Angeles-area strip club.
RNC spokesman Doug Heye refused to say whether or not McKay had been asked to step down.
“The chairman felt it was critical to make a move swiftly to ensure that no improper expenses happen in the future,” the New York Post quoted him as telling The National Journal.
Chairman Michael Steele rejected calls for his own resignation Monday, telling ABC News that his political style was simply “a little bit more streetwise” than some would prefer.
According to The Politico, Mike Leavitt will become the new RNC chief of staff, starting immediately.
The chairwoman of the RNC’s “Young Eagles” program, which organized the strip club outing, lost her job last week. (ANI)