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The former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted in a top-dollar campaign fundraising event in New York City, he did not take contributions from the fossil fuel industry.
But the Thursday night fundraising event was held at the posh Manhattan home Andrew Goldman, helped a natural gas company.
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The appearance of the Democratic front-runner came just 24 hours after he and nine of his rivals for the White house at a climate forum, where, in his upcoming presentation that triggered the fundraiser some controversy.
“Guys, I know there are a lot of attention, you will show up tonight. More than I think they expected,” Biden stressed, as he began his speech to the donors at the fundraiser.
Biden said it was a “twist” last night at CNN’s town hall – as he was asked, by one of the supporters of sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and why Biden should know, the climate change combat, if he’s on the way to a charity co-hosted by Goldman, one of the founders of the Texas-based natural gas company LNG-Western.
Not to mention, Goldman’s name, Biden told the audience at the fundraiser: “it was a discussion and I think a mild deception, what was going on, relative to the climate protection.”
But Biden did not elaborate on was exactly what mispresented.
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The former Vice President repeated his pledge to not take contributions from fossil fuel companies, a vow that nearly every candidate has taken in the record-breaking field of Democratic White house contenders also.
“I want to be very clear here to all: I am committed to not raising money from fossil fuel executives, and I’ll do that tonight,” he said. “Climate change poses an existential threat, and it is real.”
Before the fundraiser, the senior Biden, campaign consultant Symone Sanders emphasized on Twitter that “VP Biden signed a pledge to not take money from the fossil fuel executives. He is, and he has not violated that.”
They argued that “Andrew Goldman is a fossil fuel executive. He is not involved in the day-to-day. He is on the Board of Directors of the company, the Directors of the portfolio companies.”
But LNG Western the lists on your company website, that Goldman is part of the “leadership” team, and his LinkedIn profile he lists for the company works.