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Elon Musk's Donation Keeps Republicans in Control of Congress

  • Musk's climate change advocacy counters several Republican platforms.

    Musk's climate change advocacy counters several Republican platforms. | Photo: Reuters FILE

Published 15 July 2018
Opinion

The Protect the House PAC is a committee specifically designed to keep Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, ensuring that Republican lawmakers maintain full influence over their Democratic counterparts.

According to new federal filings, tech magnate Elon Musk has been revealed among a Republican political action committee's top 50 donors, The Hill reported.

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Musk has, over the years, contributed to both Republicans and Democrats candidates – and donated to humanitarian causes as well as described himself a socialist – pledged $38,900 to the committee, a Federal Election Commission filing disclosed.

“By the way, I am actually a socialist,” Musk tweeted last month. “Just not the kind that shifts resources from most productive to least productive, pretending to do good, while actually causing harm. True socialism seeks greatest good for all.”

The Space X CEO has notably spoken out against climate change and unsuccessfully lobbied to institute a tax on carbon. Musk's climate change advocacy counters several Republican platforms, including climate change denial and carbon taxes resistance.

The Protect the House PAC, which the Tesla CEO donated to, is a committee specifically designed to keep Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, ensuring that Republican lawmakers maintain full influence over their Democratic counterparts.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Houston Texans owner Robert McNair were also donors.

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