Just when you think Democrats can't be anymore hypocritical than they already are, they do something to raise the hypocrisy bar. Turns out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was taking political donations from those at tech companies she was rallying against.
From POLITICO (emphasis mine):
The Massachusetts Democrat, who is powering her presidential campaign with a bold proposal to break up the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, in September accepted a $2,700 contribution from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. But Sandberg, whose donation went unnoticed at the time, was just the biggest name from Silicon Valley to give to the senator: Warren took at least $90,000 from employees of Amazon, Google and Facebook alone between 2011 and 2018.
The figure includes only donors who gave at least $200 over either of her two Senate campaigns; and just those who listed their employer. Warren is carrying over millions of dollars she raised for the Senate in the last cycle to her 2020 presidential run.
While the donations flowed to Warren’s committee, she was accusing Google, Amazon as well as Apple of using their powerful platforms to “lock out smaller guys and newer guys," including direct competitors. She’s also criticized the huge sums Silicon Valley firms spend on federal lobbying and taken on Amazon and others over their treatment of workers.
Here's a copy of Warren's Federal Election Campaign (FEC) filings:
So, apparently it's bad for tech corporations to lobby Congress...but not if it benefits Warren? Got it.
This is the kind of hypocrisy average Americans are tired of. These Democratic politicians are constantly trying to one-up each other, to see who can be the most progressive. They take aim at various businesses, people and policies but they're never willing to put their money where their mouth is. Most of them like to say they're "100 percent people funded" or "no PAC money here" yet they quietly take thousands and thousands of dollars from the very industries they're trying to take down.
Personally, I don't understand how any person could donate money to a candidate who wants to end their company – and even their profession – but maybe that's just the sync in me.