Tainted money … now that it’s been found out!
It was revealed on Sunday that Earl Holt, the white supremacist and leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), had donated thousands to the 2012 and 2016 GOP presidential campaigns of many prominent candidates. Why is this important? Because Holt’s organization was praised in Charleston shooter Dylann Roof‘sonline manifesto.
Immediately after the news broke, The Guardian contacted the campaigns for Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum. They (and everyone else) wanted to know — if it were true, what were you going to do with the money?
“We will be immediately refunding the donation,” Cruz’s spokesperson Rick Tyler said in an email to the paper. After becoming aware of the initial story, the campaign conducted a “review” and “discovered that Mr. Holt did make a contribution.”
“Senator Santorum does not condone or respect racist or hateful comments of any kind,”…
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