Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrate from Rhode Island
Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota
Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat from New Hampshire
Jeff Merkley, Democrat from Oregon
Tom Udall, Democrat from New Mexico
The complaint details actions these individuals took to pressure the IRS to investigate organizations that opposed their party’s views. According to Ethics Committee rules, “The Committee shall promptly commence a preliminary inquiry… of such duration and scope as is necessary” to discover whether the people in the complaint violated the Senate’s rules.
The complaint cites nine Democratic senators, or about one in six of the sitting senators from that party.