Thursday, February 09, 2017

George Soros Funded 6 Major Republicans in 2016


George Soros Funded 6 Major Republicans in 2016

By Julio Severo
Indisputably, billionaire George Soros has been funding massively the global Left, from the United States to Ukraine.
But, according to a new report by Breitbart News, in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, six prominent Republicans accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from Soros. Not surprisingly, these Republicans were generally hostile to President Donald Trump during the course of his campaign. Their collective hostility was aimed at Trump’s war, at least in speech, against neocons, who love wars.
According to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, and available at OpenSecrets.org, Soros Fund Management employees donated nearly $40,000 to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
These Republicans, who are famous for their inflammatory speeches against Russia and are warmongers, defended the donations, saying they didn’t come directly from Soros.
But Breitbart reports:
In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle. That does not include Super PACs or campaign committees, which saw tens of thousands of dollars more. While these numbers for Republicans pale in comparison to the millions upon millions poured into Democratic groups, causes and candidates, it is significant that Soros executives are making a play inside the GOP. Perhaps even more significant is the type of Republican they aim to prop up: pro-amnesty, pro-open borders on trade and generally speaking anti-Trump. A pattern emerges when looking at the policies of the Republicans that these Soros Fund Management executives support financially.
The report identifies also other Republicans who received donations from employees of the Soros fund. Most were opposed to Trump’s candidacy or were openly critical of his views, especially against neocons and on Russia.
With information from Charisma magazine.
Portuguese version of this article: George Soros financiou 6 grandes republicanos em 2016
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