Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander’s website included a link to his campaign’s Facebook account, a violation of Senate rules. Senate rules say “the placement of logos or links used for personal, promotional, commercial, or partisan political/campaign purposes is prohibited.”
BuzzFeed made an inquiry with the Senate rules committee about the specific violation, shortly after which the Senator’s website was changed to link to his non-campaign Senate Facebook.
A spokesman for Senator Alexander said, “A recently updated link inadvertently directed website visitors to a non-official Facebook page rather than an official Facebook page. When it was discovered that the link was tied to the wrong site, it was corrected.”
2. This is the Facebook page Alexander’s website linked to as of Monday:
3. Here’s the one it links to now:
- U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders from 20 nations called for doubling clean energy research funding over the next five years at the Paris climate summit 🌍 ›
- The man accused in Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado made his first court appearance. Charges are expected to be formally filed on Dec. 9. ›
- And there's a hilarious new rap meme of Pope Francis, thanks to a photo taken over the weekend of him giving his blessing 🙏🎤 ›