Sheldon Whitehouse on Dark Money in Politics

If you haven’t had the time or the stomach to watch this week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, I recommend taking the time to listen to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who used his time to succinctly explained how “dark money,” likely originating from the coffers of Charles Koch, was behind the selection of Amy Conen Barrett to be the next Supreme Court Justice, the same way the Koch brothers chose Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Koch Industries has also invested it’s money in GOP members of Congress for decades, for the purpose of controlling choices made by our elected officials. Koch is also behind voter suppression efforts, gerrymandering, and the deregulation of industry.

Money in politics is everything that is wrong with our government.

Amy Conen Barrett has not given a straight answer to a single question this week. If confirmed she will be poised to vote against the affordable care act, on November 10, meaning health insurance companies will use your preexisting conditions as an excuse to charge you more for insurance, and they will deny you coverage for anything they can relate to that preexisting condition. Barrett is also likely to destroy women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ protections, and more.

These decisions will define who we are as a nation for many generations. Are we a democracy?

8 thoughts on “Sheldon Whitehouse on Dark Money in Politics

  1. I’ve been watching these hearings and to hear her refuse to answer so many questions… can the Republicans, in all good conscience, appoint her? What a shame. What a sham.

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    1. I only hope we can reverse some of the damage the GOP is inflicting.
      I can’t believe there is no way to prevent them from doing more damage either. What’s going to happen between November 3 and January 21? There is no bottom for them.

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      1. I love her! She’s one of my favorites, never disappoints. Of course Warren and Harris are on my list. I like Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Dick Durbin. I miss Al Franken, we need him back. We do need more, but the ones we have are good.

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