Scott Aide Cries Foul, Gets Fired

July 9, 2007

Rep. David Scott has fired an aide who accused the congressman of having staff work for his campaign while on the congressional payroll.

Robert Merrill, who worked for four and a half years in the Georgia Democrat’s Jonesboro district office, told The Politico he was fired for contacting the media without approval.

Scott’s office denied the congressman has compelled staff to do political work but wouldn’t comment on why Merrill was fired.

Read more: (Kenneth P. Vogel, “Scott Aide Cries Foul, Gets Fired,” Politico, 7/09/07)