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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) talks with reporters after a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) talks with reporters after a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  

Second ethics complaint to be filed against Wasserman Schultz over DNC ad

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Amanda Carey
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The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) will submit a new ethics complaint against Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, The Daily Caller has learned.

The complaint, which will be filed on Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics, takes issue with DNC ads that appear to violate House rules.

Thursday’s complaint will be the second the RNLA has leveled at Wasserman Schultz. Earlier this week the group sent a letter to the OCE about a 30-second ad touting President Barack Obama’s jobs plan. The video featured footage from Obama’s Sept. 8 speech to a joint session of Congress.

House ethics rules prohibit members of Congress from using footage of official House proceedings for political purposes.

The letter that will be sent Thursday doubles down on the original complaint, targeting newly-released Spanish-language ads in Tampa, Denver, Miami and Las Vegas. The ads proclaim in Spanish: “In the face of Republicans, the President can’t do it alone. Read the plan. Stand together for more jobs.”

The RNLA letter calls for an immediate investigation by OCE and the House Ethics Committee. (RELATED: Second ethics complaint to be filed against Wasserman Schultz for DNC ad)

“The Obama Administration, the DNC and the Democrat leadership in the House believe in rules only as they apply to others,” RNLA Chairman David Norcross said in a statement.

“At a time when the president and the House Minority Leader repeatedly plead for bi-partisanship they spare no effort to be confrontational wherever and whenever possible,” Norcross said. “They certainly don’t let House rules stand in their way.”

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