Democrats love to pretend that Republicans are endlessly corrupt.
But they’ve proved time and again that nobody plays dirtier than leftists.
Now, Big Tech just got Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s attention—and their method will have you seeing red.
Democrats have figured out how to squeeze all the campaign cash they want out of Silicon Valley while making sure Big Tech maintains the left’s censorship demands.
With “anti-trust” legislation on the table, Senator Chuck Schumer is suddenly getting all kinds of campaign cash from major tech companies.
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is always in the middle of every dirty scheme, Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) is so forgettable that lobbyists from Apple, Amazon, and Google parent company Alphabet Inc. all forgot to contribute their share tributary to his campaign.
In fact, those big three hadn’t bothered to give anything to Schumer at all since 2017.
But now that the “American Choice and Innovation Online Act” is on the table, Silicon Valley lobbyists suddenly remembered they need to step up their political gifts.
With billions on the table, some of the world’s biggest companies started pouring cash into Schumer’s personal campaign accounts as Schumer started making noise about gathering the 60 votes needed to pass the legislation.
Individual contributions which are capped at $2,900 to each lawmaker per election, but big tech players—excluding Apple—have Political Action Committees who have handed out around $4 million since the beginning of 2021.
Meanwhile, Apple’s Director of Federal Government Affairs, Tim Powderly, suddenly tripled the amount of money he’s doling out on both sides of the aisle giving $41,500 since 2021.
At the same time, Lisa Jackson, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and Apple’s top policy executive is making sure she keeps the wheels greased in the House.
In addition to giving the maximum $36,500 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this year, she was spotted hanging out with Nancy Pelosi at a private fundraiser.
Of course, Pelosi controls whether or not Big Tech antitrust legislation will see the light of day.
But the award for biggest smooge of all is Amazon’s big shot lawyer.
David Zapolsky has given more than $123,000 in political contributions trying to control Democrats even before Pelosi and Schumer get to them.
With billions on the table for Amazon, the company’s top lawyer is especially focused on targeting Democrats in tight races who haven’t taken a public stance on antitrust regulations.
It’s a move you’d expect from the retail giant’s General Counsel.
If he can own them from the very beginning, he’s likely to keep them in the long run.
Of course, all the companies are pretending they aren’t getting political at all.
But business as usual in Washington, D.C. would be both unethical and illegal in any other sector.
As much as they pretend to play nice together—and walk in lockstep to defeat true conservatives—it’s still debatable whether Democrats own Big Tech or if Big Tech owns them.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.