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.
As a supporter of fossil fuels and a capitalist, I don’t have a problem with this but liberals do.
Huffington Post reported that her biggest campaign bundlers are oil lobbyists? From the Huffington Post:
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…
Scott Parven and Brian Pomper, lobbyists at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, have been registered to lobby for the Southern California-based oil giant Chevron since 2006, with contracts totaling more than $3 million. The two bundled Clinton contributions of $24,700 and $29,700, respectively. They have helped Chevron over the years resist efforts to eliminate oil and gas tax breaks and to impose regulations to reduce carbon emissions.
National Journal reported in February, 2015 that major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, as well as a Canadian trade agency promoting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, have handed over millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
There’s more but suffice it to say that it is well-documented that she receives heaps of money from Big Oil.
However, she is now claiming that Big Oil knows she’s “not their friend”.
“I don’t even know what you are referring to but big oil knows I am not their friend so I can imagine they must have put it in a wrong envelope. Because I have been very clear about that and I want to take away all their subsidies. I have been public about that. We are going to move those $6 billion a year [indecipherable] renewable energy. I will certainly take a hard look at that. It is not something that I paid any attention to because they know where I stand and they know what I will do.”