REMINDER: Dark Money Conservative Groups Spent Tens Of Millions To Confirm Trump and McConnell’s Supreme Court Nominees
March 21, 2022
Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham talking about dark money is pretty rich when you remember conservative groups spent tens of millions from undisclosed donors to pave the way for Trump and McConnell’s nominees to reshape the Supreme Court.
Groups like the Judicial Crisis Network, a notorious conservative dark money group funded by conservative activist Leonard Leo and his network of dark money, spent tens of millions to confirm Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks and block Democratic nominees:
Washington Post Fact Checker: “For instance, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network works to fill judicial vacancies across the country, including in state supreme courts and appellate courts. It received $17.9 million in 2016 and $17.1 million in 2017 from an undisclosed donor (or maybe two). It then turned around and used that money (and other contributions) to fight against the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 ($7 million) and for the nominations of Neil M. Gorsuch ($10 million), Brett M. Kavanaugh ($10 million) and Amy Coney Barrett ($10 million).”
Washington Post Fact Checker: “We can only marvel at the hypocrisy of these attacks.”