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Biden Promoting Company Tied to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

Biden Promoting Company Tied to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

“owns up to $5 million in the electric battery and vehicle manufacturer President Joe Biden will promote on Tuesday as part of his push for a $1.9 trillion infrastructure bill”

In the course of selling his infrastructure bill, Joe Biden has been promoting an electric battery company called Proterra. He has failed to mention that his energy secretary Jennifer Granholm is a major stakeholder in the company.

This is just the sort of crony-capitalism that Democrats and the media accused Trump of regularly.

Matthew Foldi reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

Biden to Showcase Business Tied to Energy Sec Granholm

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm owns up to $5 million in the electric battery and vehicle manufacturer President Joe Biden will promote on Tuesday as part of his push for a $1.9 trillion infrastructure bill.

Biden’s virtual visit to the electric battery producer Proterra comes days after Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to Thomas Built Buses, a North Carolina-based school bus company that counts Proterra as its main supplier of electric vehicles. The back-to-back White House visits to Granholm-connected companies risk at least the appearance of impropriety and demonstrate how lawmakers can use policy initiatives to pad their own wallets. Biden’s infrastructure package includes a $174 billion investment in the electric vehicle market, calls for the replacement of “50,000 diesel transit vehicles” in favor of electric alternatives, and creates a Clean Buses for Kids program that will “electrify at least 20 percent of our yellow school bus fleet.”

Granholm has taken a leading role in the administration’s forthcoming infrastructure package. The president in February tasked her with “identifying risks in the supply chain for high-capacity batteries, including electric-vehicle batteries, and policy recommendations to address these risks.”

This press release on PR Newswire explains how Proterra will benefit from the infrastructure bill. What a stroke of luck that they’ve been selected for this:

Proterra Selected In Electric Bus Contract By Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Proterra Inc (“Proterra”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that it has been selected by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric transit buses and charging infrastructure under the state’s regional Cooperative Purchasing Contract.

Proterra was chosen to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to vehicles that best meet their specific transit system needs. Transit agencies, universities, and other commercial operators can now purchase Proterra battery-electric buses as well as Proterra charging infrastructure through the Washington State Cooperating Purchasing program’s pre-established contract.

“Proterra is proud to support more than 130 customers across North America including transit agencies, airports, universities, and commercial operators that are delivering an essential service to riders. We look forward to helping even more customers throughout the country accelerate the switch to 100% clean transportation for all,” said John Walsh, Proterra Senior Vice President.

Do you ever wonder how so many people in government become so wealthy? This is a fine example.

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Brave Sir Robbin | April 21, 2021 at 11:09 am

What’s the cut for the “Big Guy”?

Corruption in DC is beyond out of control.

Gee…… politicians are corrupt and self-serving……. whoever would have guessed that. How does Hunter get in on the action?

nordic_prince | April 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Watch it be some crap product that needs to be replaced after an insanely short life (planned obsolescence), or worse yet, has a habit of mysteriously catching on fire.

What else might one expect from A President who is the most incompetent, and perhaps the most corrupt in the history of the country?

Granholm is just another example of a Leftist failing upward. As governor of Michigan, she oversaw the exit of the homebuilders in 2005 and the auto industry looking for cash flow simultaneously. Both of these were ignored and led the rest of the country into the Great Recession. Yes, it all started here in Michigan and spread like a virus into the banking industry and everywhere else. Somehow this qualifies her to be in a White House Secretary position.

Now she and our Stand-in POTUS are pulling a Hunter Biden while the media stands around naval gazing.

    healthguyfsu in reply to DanJ1. | April 21, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    No reason for them to gaze at the Navy…they will just find more space to destroy.

    They might, on the other hand, be navel gazing 🙂

Good ol’ Joe BribeMe.

It will probably go “full Solyndra” after all the players get their cut of public monies.

The Green Blight and environmental hazard.

healthguyfsu | April 21, 2021 at 2:12 pm

She pledged to sell her stock but didn’t say when…..she’ll sell after the handsome gains are built up. We have to pass the bill to find out how much I can profit!

What ever happened to the phrase “conflict of interest”? The Federal Government is broken, and it is leaking noxious substances.

grifters gonna grift

“This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.”

“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”

~ Mike Vanderboegh

Our only hope is secession. If we wait too long, we will be teapped in tyranny.

Ever wonder why some Dems/Progs become wealthy while in and after public office?