By Ramsey Cox - 03/24/14 04:30 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that a “few radical Republicans” blocked progress on a Ukraine aid package more than a week ago because they are trying to protect the Koch brothers.
Reid tried to get an up-or-down vote on the Senate Ukraine bill more than a week ago, but some Republicans objected, saying they wanted to add a delay to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations on tax-exempt groups if Democrats were allowed to include reforms to the IMF.
Reid has increasingly been critical of oil billionaires David and Charles Koch, who fund conservative political groups such as Americans for Prosperity. Reid has accused them of trying to “buy America” through political donations.