'We have the flooring companies': Marjorie Taylor Greene refuses to commit to rejecting corporate cash
United States Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) refused to commit to rejecting corporate cash during a Thursday appearance on The Rising podcast.
Host Briahna Joy Gray asked Greene to weigh in on the issue.
"But just on that one point, not taking money from lobbyists is one thing. Not taking money from corporate interest is completely another. I might be mistaken, but very few politicians actually take that no corporate money pledge. [Senator] Bernie Sanders [I-Vermont] was one of them. Despite taking that pledge, managed to out-fundraise everybody else in Democratic Party," Gray noted. "Would you ever consider swearing off all corporate donations, speaking to, as you have done, how pernicious the influence of corporate money is in politics?"
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Greene declined to directly answer Gray's question.
"Well, I'm really excited to tell you that almost all of my donations are small-dollar donors. I think my average donation and I, I could be off by a few dollars in change here is somewhere around $35, uh, per person. So I'm not exactly sure of what my average donor is, but I think it's that it's around that dollar amount," Greene said. "Um, you know, but I'd have to look at what that pledge looks like, because again, what if I have, uh, one of my constituents that, that we have the flooring companies, uh, in Dalton. So I don't wanna say, I'm going to swear off donations from someone that lives right there in my district."
That "flooring company" was noted in a January 28th, 2021 Georgia Recorderreport about Greene fundraising off of her parroting former President Donald Trump's false assertion that the 2020 election was stolen.
"Take the Howalt family, owners of Dalton’s Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., a multinational and multi-million dollar company based in Greene’s district that manufactures compounds used to make backings for rugs, among other things," the outlet explained. "Cynthia Howalt was the largest individual donor to Greene's campaign infrastructure, giving a $125,000 donation in November to the Stop Socialism Now PAC, a Super PAC tied to Greene. Howalt donated another $2,800 to Greene's campaign, and two other individuals identified in FEC records as employees of the textile company donated lesser sums."
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The Georgia Recorder pointed out that another large contributor to Greene's candidacy was "a paid phone and messaging system for prisoners."
Watch the clip of Greene below or at this link.
\u201cWhen pressed, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who bragged about not accepting donations from lobbyists, remained willing to accept campaign donations from corporate interests citing the flooring company in her district.\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1683226800
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The Georgia Recorder's expose continues here.
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