VIDEO: Hillary Snaps At Woman Asking Her About Fossil Fuel DonorsRT
Apr. 01, 2016
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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was captured losing her cool Thursday when confronted by a Greenpeace activist about the millions of dollars in direct and indirect donations she receives from the fossil fuel industry.
“Regarding climate change, can we have your word that you’ll reject fossil fuel money in the future for your campaign?” Greenpeace “democracy organizer” Eva Resnick-Day asked.
Responding to the former US Secretary of State’s accusations, Resnick-Day said Greenpeace USA along with 20 organizations had asked all presidential candidates to reject future contributions from fossil fuel companies.
Clinton’s campaign failed to sign the pledge while Sanders did immediately.
@HillaryClinton here is my official response to today's interaction. https://t.co/yuCnIcZE2h“I was genuinely shocked by her response,” the activist said. “But I want to make sure we are focused on the issue at hand: asking our candidates to take a stand to fix our democracy. Rejecting fossil fuel money sends a strong signal.”
oops: fossil fuel INVESTORS are pumping millions of dollars into hillary clinton's campaign https://t.co/EASA87KWY5https://t.co/MILJrHVzls
@HillaryClinton#imsosick Lying about your fossil fuel money & playing victim to your own action: not Presidential: https://t.co/DidHQLG2sb
#ImSoSick of @HillaryClinton "forgetting" about fossil fuel $3,250,000 funneled through @PrioritiesUSA SuperPAC. https://t.co/BKvq7EbDufThe Clinton campaign accepted at least $160,000 in direct donations from the fossil fuel industry, according to the Annenberg Foundation, while Priorities USA Action, a “Pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC” that raised $40 million in 2015, raised $3.25 million in contributions from employees of fossil fuel companies.
The PAC’s notable donors include controversial Israel financer Haim Saban, billionaire George Soros, and beloved Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, who all forked out $1 million each for Clinton’s campaign.
Despite her vow to “end” climate change if she wins the presidency, millions were also donated to The Clinton Foundation, the charity she set up with her husband Bill, by fossil fuel companies such as ExxonMobil, Duke Energy, and Anadarko Petroleum.