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Dem. Senator Is Fine with Dark Money Groups As Long As They’re Liberal

During the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Whitehouse routinely attacked "dark money" groups.

By NTK Staff | 02.15.2019 @11:00am

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has routinely decried “dark money” in politics, was caught on camera admitting that he would have no issue accepting donations from so-called “dark money” groups as long as they supported liberal policies.

A reporter for the Daily Caller asked Whitehouse whether he thought “dark money” groups should disclose their donors.

“I answered that already, I believe,” Whitehouse said.

The reporter followed up by asking whether that includes liberal “dark money” groups, specifically citing Demand Justice, the 501(c)4 that sought to malign and ultimately prevent the confirmation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“I think any dark money group should [dislcose donors], but some of those groups have transparency, so I’m not agreeing with your characterization,” Whitehouse said.

The reporter pointed out that some of those groups have donated to Whitehouse’s previous campaigns.

“I hope so,” Whitehouse responded.

It should be noted that during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, Whitehouse routinely attacked “dark money” groups.

“Secret money campaigns have politicized the judicial nomination process and cast a cloud over recent nominees,” Whitehouse declared during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.

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