Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) learned that the hard way after a member of the anti-corruption group Represent.Us pranked his recent fundraiser, posing as a Citigroup lobbyist and spilling a bag full of fake money onto the floor in a very physical critique of the role played by money in politics.
WATCH Himes get pranked over his Wall Street legislation in the video above.
Himes is under fire for his support of H.R. 992, a bill that would reinstate taxpayer subsidies for a host of derivatives -- the complex financial products at the heart of the 2008 meltdown. In May, The New York Times reported that a Citigroup lobbyist wrote most of the bill.
Himes defended his bill on HuffPost Live in March.