Robert Francis O’Rourke known to useful idiot supporters at Bingo, I meant Beto signed a pledge not to accept fossil fuel money but away from the fog of things, records indicate otherwise.
American Spectator by David Catron
O’Rourke appears to be oilier than we thought.
It turns out that Democratic heartthrob Robert Francis O’Rourke, in addition to deceptively insinuating that he is of Hispanic descent, has been less than honest about his commitment to saving the Earth from the menace of fossil fuels. He signed a “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge” produced by a coalition of environmental activists promising to refuse “any contributions over $200 from the PACs, executives, or front groups of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal.” As it happens, however, O’Rourke accepted $492K in such contributions during 2018.
O’Rourke has, of course, been the topic of much speculation concerning a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Indeed, a recent poll found that likely attendees to the all important Iowa caucuses list “Beto” among their top three preferences, along with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But his fossil fuel hypocrisy isn’t likely to go unmentioned by his competitors for first place in that crucial contest. They will probably point out to the voters that, like his failed attempt to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, his disingenuous pledge to abjure campaign contributions from “Big Oil” suggests that O’Rourke is a fraud[…]
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