(JustPatriots.com)- The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has called for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to be held accountable after it was revealed that the Air Force service records of some Republican candidates were improperly accessed during the 2022 Midterm elections.
The US Air Force conducted an internal audit from October 2021 to October 2022 that found Air Force personnel did not follow records release policies when they released the service records without first receiving the authorized signature of the service member.
The internal audit was ordered after the service records of Republican congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green were obtained by the Democrat opposition research group Due Diligence and later published in Politico. The records revealed that Green had been a victim of sexual assault while serving in the Air Force.
Politico reported in February that Nebraska Republican Congressman Don Bacon and Iowa Republican Congressman Zach Nunn had been informed by the US Air Force that theirs were among the eleven service records improperly accessed during the Midterms.
According to CNN, US Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanik said in a statement that the internal audit found no evidence that it was politically motivated or done with “malicious intent.”
On February 14, Armed Services Chair Mike Rogers and Oversight Chair James Comer asked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the names of the 11 people whose service records were improperly disclosed.
The chairs demanded that Austin explain what “administrative or punitive” action was being taken against the Air Force personnel who improperly released the records, including whether they had been criminally referred to the DOJ.
Congressman Bacon accused the DCCC of obtaining the records, however, it is not clear if the DCCC was involved or if it used the improperly-obtained records.
Despite that, NRCC chair Richard Hudson said in a statement last week that the Department of Justice should investigate the matter and hold the DCCC accountable if it violated the law.
Calling it the “systemic weaponization” of the military records of Republican candidates, Hudson said the DCCC must “stop hiding and face accountability.”