GOP Candidates Quickly Return Tainted Donations... What About Hillary?
What do Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton all have in common? Tainted political contributions.
What do they not have in common? A moral compass when it comes to those contributions.
The suspect in last week's horrific attack in Charleston, SC wrote a manifesto on his website which named the Council of Conservative Citizens as his source for first learning of what he termed "brutal black-on-white murders." This knowledge is believed to have contributed to the twisted worldview which led to his brutal rampage.
The leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens is a man by the name of Eric Holt, III. Mr. Holt is thought to be a white supremacist, and has contributed to the campaigns of both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, among others.
When Cruz and Paul's campaigns learned of Mr. Holt's connections to the Charleston shooter, they acted swiftly and decisevely in returning the supremacist's donations.
"Senator Cruz believes that there is no place for racism in society," a statement from Cruz's campaign reads. "Upon learning about Mr. Holt's background and his contributions to the campaign, he immediately instructed that all of those donations be returned."
Rand Paul's campaign is also reported to have received contributions, amounting to $2,250 from Mr. Holt. RandPAC is donating all of the monies it has received from Mr. Holt to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund to assist the victims families.
This is important, you guys. Two GOP candidates find out they've received contributions from a man indirectly related to a horrific crime, and immediately return or redistribute those funds.
Let's compare that to the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, shall we? As the New York Times pointed out, Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei — all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues.
You know... countries where women are regularly abused, honor killings are frequent, and gays are hung... Hillary's accepted millions of Dollars from those countries.
When is Hillary going to return that money? Anybody?
Tonight, the media will tell you (repeatedly) that Dylan Roof, the Charleston shooter, was inspired by a man who's donated thousands to both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. But don't expect them to mention the millions Hillary's taken from countries where women are second class, expendable citizens.
Because that, my friends, would be responsible journalism... and it's what's incredibly needed in America today. Our hat's off to the campaigns of Senators Cruz and Paul. We hope Hillary Clinton will someday follow their examples.
by Krystal Heath, follow her on Twitter