Daily Caller: Dem Senator Pushing For Investigation Into Clarence Thomas Received Money From Harlan Crow’s Brother

Daily Caller

Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, one of the most vocal critics of Justice Clarence Thomas’ friendship with billionaire real estate developer Harlan Crow, received campaign money from Crow’s brother, records show.

“Whitehouse criticizes dark money in politics but is a leading recipient of dark money,” Mike Davis, Article III Project Founder and President, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Whitehouse criticizes the powerful for having relationships with the rich, yet he accepts financial support from billionaires. Whitehouse criticizes conflicts of interest but actively works to legislate in support of his spouse’s profession. He’s the ultimate hypocrite, and the worst part is how shamelessly he conducts himself.”

Trammell Crow paid Whitehouse $10,400 between his 2021 and 2017 campaigns, which the senator disclosed, financial records show. Additionally, Whitehouse has ties to a nonprofit group Trammell founded in 2011, Earth Day Texas (EDTx), which hosts a free three-day event in April—by its own account one of the world’s largets environmental awareness events—that Trammell also funds.

Whitehouse spoke at the 2019 and 2020 events, and one of his staff members and his wife were scheduled to speak at the 2018 event.

He also thanked Trammell Crow for his efforts during remarks on the Senate floor in 2017.

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