Three Musketeers of Democrat Dark Money decry Dark Money in ultimate D.C. hypocrisy

May 28, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting they hypocrisy of a report on dark money released by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.):

“Senators Schumer, Whitehouse and Stabenow sounds like a slip and fall trial lawyer firm straight from the pages of a John Grisham novel, but not even the slimiest lawyer from those pages could match the hypocrisy of this trio of Democrats U.S. Senators.The ultimate obfuscating Three Musketeers of Senate Democrat dark money just released an unintentionally ironic ‘report’ on the dangers of dark money. Of these Chuck Schumer and Sheldon Whitehouse better avoid ultraviolet light which would show dark money drenching their finely tailored suits like blood stains in a crime drama.

“Schumer is notorious for his dark money ties to groups like Majority Forward which was the biggest dark money spender in the 2018 election cycle and is gearing up in their attempt to elect the shifty New Yorker to the Senate Majority slot in 2020. But this association is not new, in 2015, Schumer affiliated Senate Majority PAC received a cool $1.7 million for shared staff, office space and other things. Shared staff and office space means that Schumer’s dark money complaints have all the credibility of Inspector Renault’s proclamation in Casablanca that he was ‘shocked, shocked’ to see gambling going on in Rick’s Place, even as his winnings are handed to him.

“Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is almost as shifty, but his overall unctuousness gives him a special place in the hypocrite Hall of Fame.  Whitehouse actually credited dark money for helping him raise so much cash in 2018.  Whitehouse even went so far as to say that, ‘he hoped’ dark money groups would give to his 2018 re-election campaign.

“While Debbie Stabenow’s appearance with the dynamic duo of dark money is interesting, the fact is that her appearance with the power craving Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Senator Whitehouse splatters her with the fake protestations of those she chooses to associate with.

“The world doesn’t need Chuck Schumer lecturing it about dark money out of one corner of his mouth while directing dark money operations out of the other. The fact that Schumer and Whitehouse believe that they can play this ugly D.C. political game without being laughed out of the room by the media, is a commentary on both their and the media’s cynicism.”

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