Via the Washington Post:
Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell denied Thursday that she had inappropriately used any campaign funds, defending herself a day after the disclosure of a criminal investigation into her spending.
The Delaware Republican appeared on several network morning shows after it was revealed that federal authorities have launched the probe to determine whether she broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses.
“There’s been no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsover, O’Donnell told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
O’Donnell, the tea party favorite who scored a surprise primary victory this year only to lose badly in the November general election, suggested the accusations were being driven by her political opponents on the right and left, including Vice President Joe Biden.
“You have to look at this whole thug politic tactic for what it is,” she said Thursday.
Well, at least she didn’t call it a “witch hunt.” [rimshot]