(RepublicanReport.org) – Historically, there’s been a lot of debate and discussion around the influence of money in politics. Special interest groups flex their muscles by funding political activity, and the source of the money isn’t always clear. A new stream of “dark money” is coming into play following President Joe Biden’s nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice.
Demand Justice is a dark money nonprofit with significant financial backing for liberal causes related to the Supreme Court. It pushed Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so Democrats might replace him with a longer-lasting liberal appointee and has also advocated packing the court. Now, it’s giving its support to Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s nominee to replace Breyer on the nation’s highest court.
The term “dark money” describes political funding coming from groups that don’t disclose the identity of their donors. These groups are most often corporate entities or nonprofits (like Demand Justice). The fact we don’t know who’s providing these groups with funds creates issues in terms of transparency and potential unrecognized conflicts of interest.
With the intended nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden has made it clear that his top priority is paying back the left-wing dark money network that spent over one billion dollars to help elect him and Senate Democrats. /1
— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) February 25, 2022
Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon recently announced to media outlets his group is willing to do whatever it takes to persuade the US Senate to confirm Biden’s pick quickly.
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