McGinty Under Fire For Energy Record Lies, Hypocrisy
Katie McGinty is taking heat from her primary opponents and the media for what many on the left view as a hypocritical record of supporting fracking while claiming to be an Al Gore-style environmentalist, and compounding that weakness by lying about her contributions from the fossil fuel industry during a recent candidate forum.
Following McGinty’s laughable claim that she hasn’t received campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry in Sunday’s forum, America Rising released a list of over a dozen such donations from a single reporting period.
Evidence of McGinty’s falsehood prompted the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to ask “Did McGinty blow smoke on fossil-fuel support”? and The Morning Call to query the McGinty campaign, which responded with their go-to strategy of bragging about the establishment endorsements that have had zero impact on her poll numbers.
(Oh, and in the meantime McGinty got called out by PennLive on Tuesday for a fundraising email that “takes more than a few liberties with the facts” on outside spending in the race.)
Braddock Mayor and Bernie Sanders backer John Fetterman piled on with a YouTube “FACT CHECK” of McGinty’s false statement Wednesday morning:
With coverage of her blunder extending into a third day, the last thing McGinty needed was this headline from online magazine OZY:
McGinty’s doubletalk and conflicts of interest related to her energy record has been the subject of scrutiny for months, and McGinty has yet to provide good answers to Pennsylvania voters.