February 3, 2016

Clinton Dodges Question About Money From Oil & Gas Industry

Today at a town hall in Dover, New Hampshire, Secretary Clinton was asked if she would pledge to not to take money from “the fossil fuel industry.”

Clinton dodged the Granite Stater’s question: “I don’t even know what you’re referring to,” she said.

Clinton dodged a similar question from an Iowa voter in December.

The truth is Clinton has taken millions of dollars from the oil and gas industry. This political gamesmanship is a prime example of Clinton’s willingness to say or do anything to win the brutal primary she finds herself in:

Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign have at one time or another worked for the fossil fuel industry.

A list of 40 registered lobbyists that the Clinton camp disclosed to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday revealed a number of Democratic Party lobbyists who have worked against regulations to curb climate change, advocated for offshore drilling, or sought government approval for natural gas exports.

Expanding the scope of Clinton cash further, the Clinton Foundation has accepted millions of dollars from the oil and gas industry:

As Mrs. Clinton prepares to embark on a race for the presidency, she has a web of connections to big corporations unique in American politics—ties forged both as secretary of state and by her family’s charitable interests.

Clinton’s attempt to wiggle out of signing this pledge is nothing more than survival politics for Clinton as she becomes more and more willing to say or do anything to win support among the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party.