First, let’s dig up some old tweets from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi…
“I’m proud to stand with @SenJeffMerkley and @SenAmyKlobuchar to introduce #S1 in the Senate #ForThePeople: To stand up to voter suppression efforts threatening our democracy; to end the dark money that’s corrupted our politics;t o ensure officials work for those they represent,” Schumer said just last year.
“It really tells you all you need to know about the priorities of Washington Republicans that a bill to make it easier to vote, increase government transparency, get dark money out of politics & empower working people in our elections is met with such disdain. #ForThePeople,” Pelosi said back in 2019.
Chuck and Nancy hate dark money —when the other guys use it.
According to the New York Times, 15 of the most active Democratic dark money nonprofits spent $1.5 billion in 2020. The 15 most active GOP nonprofits —$900 million. Both exorbitant sums for sure, but it takes a wrecking ball to Dems holier-than-thou line of bull.
Even more damning, Chuck and Nancy are closer to the dark cash than many realize…
According to Fox News, “$20 million in hidden donor cash…has gone to the Senate Majority and House Majority PACs, which are tied to Schumer and Pelosi.”
“Majority Forward, a nonprofit that does not identify its donors on tax forms, has poured nearly $15 million into the midterm elections up to the end of March, Federal Election Commission records show. The Senate Majority PAC took in all of Majority Forward’s cash for the midterms, making the nonprofit its largest donor so far this cycle. J.B Poersch, a long-time Schumer ally, is president of both Majority Forward and the PAC. Both groups share office space and personnel.”
Then there’s House Majority Forward for Pelosi’s pals —another nonprofit with undisclosed donors. They’ve given $2.5 million to Democratic midterm efforts.
“Let’s be clear: corporate Republicans are the only ones standing in the way of increasing transparency and making progress on campaign finance reform,” a Majority Forward spokesperson told Fox News.
“We look forward to the day when Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans stop blocking these badly needed reforms but until then, we will continue to play by the rules of the current system and level the playing field for Democrats in the face of enormous corporate special interest spending on the other side,” the spokesperson added.
Blaming Mitch McConnell and Republicans? That’s old school —he could have blamed Putin.