Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) went ballistic on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
According to Whitehouse, conservative justices on the bench are responsible for allowing dark money into elections as well as gerrymandering.
He stated that he wants to “keep the spotlight” on those six justices, calling them “servants of right-wing dark money interests.”
Calling Out the Supreme Court
The event outside the Supreme Court was attended by numerous Democrats and activists supporting voter reform legislation.
In calling out the conservative justices, Whitehouse stated, “We got to keep the spotlight on the six Republicans in the building behind me who are the servants of right-wing dark money interests.
“That is no place for a court to be in our great republic, and we have got to call it out.”
Oh, the Hypocrisy
The comments by Senator Whitehouse are almost laughable considering how the 2020 election went down.
Joe Biden benefitted more than anyone else in the 2020 election from dark money, and that was exposed in a CNN report!
A November 27, 2020, CNN report found:
“More than $320 million of so-called ‘dark money’ helped boost Democrats in the White House and congressional races — more than double the anonymous dollars that aided Republicans in this year’s federal elections, a new analysis shows.
“A top beneficiary: President-elect Joe Biden. Nearly $132 million in anonymous money backed his White House bid, compared to nearly $22 million to aid President Donald Trump, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics for CNN.”
The link for that full CNN report is below.
So, where are Whitehouse’s comments regarding dark money on the left?
Personally, I would love to see dark money made illegal, as it would rid influence from people like George Soros, who literally buys elections during every cycle.
So, Mr. Whitehouse, please don’t make it sound as though Republicans are the bad guys here, especially after that very dark money is what put Biden into the White House.
If you really want to end dark money, all you and your fellow corrupt politicians need to do is refuse to accept the money, something 90 percent of politicians will probably never do.