Surprise: Green New Deal Author Breaks Pledge To Take No Fossil Fuels Money

No, not AOC, the other one, Senator Ed Markey, who’s been doing this Warmist schtick for far longer

Green New Deal Author Sen. Ed Markey Broke ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), one of the primary authors of the Green New Deal, took thousands of dollars from oil and gas lobbyists after publicly pledging to spurn “their dirty money.”

In December, Markey announced he was taking the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge ahead of his 2020 reelection campaign. The pledge, a byproduct of the liberal group Oil Change USA, has become an environmental litmus test for Democratic candidates and elected officials. A majority of Democratic presidential candidates have taken the pledge, along with Markey’s fellow Green New Deal author, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

By signing, Markey promised to refuse campaign donations totaling more than $200 from executives, PACs, and lobbyists representing companies “whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal.” (snip)

Campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Markey accepted more than $10,000 from lobbyists on the payroll of international oil and gas conglomerates.

The article lays out where the money comes from, and, is anyone surprised? Well, in one way, you have to wonder why fossil fuels companies would bother, because he doesn’t seem like the type of guy to stay “bought.” You can bet plenty of others taking the pledge have broken it, much like you can bet all those Dems pledging not to take lobbyist money, dark money, etc, are doing just that.

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4 Responses to “Surprise: Green New Deal Author Breaks Pledge To Take No Fossil Fuels Money”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    When has a Dem ever kept a pledge? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. Kye says:

    It’s not really hypocrisy if he never intended to keep the pledge according to The George Costanza Theory of Lying, corollary #1.

  3. ST says:

    D-Day veterans returning to Normandy on 75th anniversary – Video

    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2019/06/d-day-veterans-returning-to-normandy-on.html

  4. Kye says:

    Hey Elwood, how about some memorable opinions about the men who landed at Normandy and their brave sacrifices for Freedom on this 75th Anniversary or do you describe them like you did me:

    “Some would find an old man repeatedly boasting about killing men, women and children in a far off land as being degenerate. Killing people in Vietnam was certainly not defending America, so why did you do it? Have you done anything of value?”

    After all, killing men, women and children in far off France was “certainly not defending America”. I wonder if they have done anything else you would consider “of value”?

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