Yes. You read that right.
Kind of a shoe-on-the-other-foot situation.
Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Jim Inhofe, Thom Tillis, David Perdue, and Bill Cassidy have requested Tillerson investigate reports of the Obama administration sending taxpayer funds to support extreme (sometimes violent) leftwing political activists in foreign lands.
The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration’s State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.
A portion of this State Department funding appears to have gone to organizations supported by the controversial liberal billionaire George Soros.
It is already common knowledge that Obama attempted to meddle in the last Israeli election, attempting to oust Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Over the past few months, elected officials and political leaders of foreign nations have been coming to me with disappointing news and reports of U.S. activity in their respective countries,” Lee said in a statement. “This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists, and the U.S. government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles.”
“This sort of political favoritism from our missions around the world is unacceptable and endangers our bilateral relationships,” he said.
The senators are seeking an investigation that would review “all funds associated with promoting democracy and governance and review the programs, accounts, and multiplicity of U.S. entities involved in such activities.”
How many Americans can get comfortable with knowing their hard earned tax dollars are going to potentially fund Soros-promoted leftism abroad?
Some of the evidence being presented to bolster their case includes reports of the U.S. Mission actively intervening in the political climate of Macedonia, which included the media, civil society, and propping up left-leaning groups in the area.
USAID and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations groups were actively involved.
The letter from the senators went on:
“Respected leaders from Albania have made similar claims of U.S. diplomats and Soros-backed organizations pushing for certain political outcomes in their country,” the lawmakers wrote.
“Time and again, foreign leaders visiting Washington have expressed concerns to us about how American taxpayer funds are being used counterproductively in their respective countries,” the lawmakers disclosed, referring to efforts undertaken in Latin America and Africa.
Liberals have been losing their collective minds over the notion that Russia attempted to influence a U.S. election.
Hypocrisy, thy name be Democrat.