George Soros Denies He Is Funding Townhall Protests
Posted by Tyler Durden on February 24, 2017 2:14 pm
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In response to reports of the coincidental geographical location to one of George Soros’ largest funded activist groups, the Democratic mega-donor has felt it necessary to make a statement denying he is funding protests at GOP lawmakers’ town hall meetings.
As we noted yesterday, Jimmy Dahman, a former field organizer for the Clinton campaign in Iowa, founded the Town Hall Project. Dahman claimed on CNN that the town hall events are “all organic and happening at the grassroots level.”
Dahman’s group is closely involved with MoveOn.org, a major progressive activist group that recently launched a website, called ResistanceRecess.com, to encourage activists to attend town hall events.
Finally, we note the projects potential links to billionaire George Soros…
The Action Network is located at the same Washington, D.C., address as United We Dream, the “largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.” United We Dream has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. It began organizing “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests shortly after the election.
The Action Network also shares the same address as Change to Win, the labor organizing group.
And now, as Politico reports, a spokesman for the Soros foundation said in a statement…
“There have been many false reports about George Soros and the Open Society Foundations funding protests in the wake of the U.S. presidential elections, there is no truth to these reports.”
As The Hill reports, Trump and some Republican lawmakers have dismissed the protests as the work of “liberal activists.” Vice President Pence echoed that sentiment on Thursday during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying that “liberal activists” at town hall meetings could not prevent Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act. “Despite the best efforts of liberal activists at town halls around the country, the American people know better,” Pence said. “Obamacare has failed and Obamacare must go.” Soros has long been a subject of ire on the right. The billionaire investor has spent millions of dollars underwriting Democratic and progressive causes and political campaigns.