“Instead of answering the question, she gave one of her classic Warren non-answers.”
A couple of weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee voted to accept donations from the fossil fuel industry. That was a big deal to the voters who make up the Democrats’ base, especially younger supporters. A few times a year, we see student activists at various schools demanding that their college or university divest from the fossil fuel industry.
This decision stings for the left even more because the DNC is reversing a decision they made to ban fossil fuel donations just a few months ago. When asked about this decision, Elizabeth Warren provided a non-answer.
The Hill reported:
DNC reverses ban on fossil fuel donations
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Friday evening saying it welcomes donations from fossil fuel industry workers and “employers’ political action committees.”
Critics of the newly passed resolution are calling it a reversal of the DNC’s recently adopted ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel companies’ political organizations.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez sponsored Friday’s resolution that allows the committee to accept contributions from “workers, including those in energy and related industries, who organize and donate to Democratic candidates individually or through their unions’ or employers’ political action committees.”
Perez, who served as Labor Secretary in the Obama administration, said the new measure was a commitment to organized labor. The resolution also says that the party wants “to support fossil fuel workers in an evolving energy economy.”…
The June resolution, which was unanimously approved at the DNC’s meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, prohibited contributions from oil, gas and coal companies and associations.
The DNC is not having a great year for fundraising, which may have had something to do with this.
Elizabeth Warren, who you would expect to side with the left wing of her party on this issue, was asked about it during an appearance at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Instead of answering the question, she gave one of her classic Warren non-answers.
The Daily Caller reports:
Warren Dodges Question When Asked About the DNC’s Embrace of Fossil Fuel DOnations
While delivering a speech at the National Press Club, Warren on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would ban members from the White House and Congress from owning individual stock — a move she claims will reduce conflict between investment and lawmakers. However, during the question-and-answer session, the progressive senator did not appear prepared to directly address a controversy that has been plaguing the DNC in recent days.
When asked whether she agreed with DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s decision to once again allow fossil fuel-related PAC donations, Warren did not directly address the question, and instead offered a long-winded response about how everyone needs to abide by the law.
“I want to see everybody abide by the same set of rules. I want to see everyone who’s running for federal office disclose their taxes. I want to see everyone who’s in federal office make those same disclosures and get rid of any individual stock so they can’t trade in them,” Warren said. “For me, this is about changing all the rules.”
Here’s the video:
Will the media press Warren on her answer? Don’t count on it.
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