WASHINGTON — Republican strategist Karl Rove is blasting President Barack Obama for “being hypocritical” in suggesting that the GOP is receiving foreign donations for campaign activity leading up to the midterm elections.
Rove said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the GOP doesn’t accept donations from overseas, noting it would be illegal. He accused Obama of demanding that Republicans release donor information even though he declined to release such information in 2008.
With control of Congress hanging in the balance, the parties have been trading harsh accusations.
Rove alleged Tuesday that Obama had “no problem” with keeping his donors secret and is protesting now only because “Republicans have taken up and started doing what Democrats have been doing for years.”
Because of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, companies can donate an unlimited amount of funds anonymously. During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania Monday, Vice President Biden accused Rove of raising money from “shady sources” and even challenged Rove to “tell me that this money isn’t coming billionaires and millionaires, insurance companies, oil companies, major executives who have about as much in common and concern with the people in north east Pennsylvania as I don’t know what.”
Rove passed on Biden’s challenge – but when asked about Obama’s accusation that those unknown donors could be “foreign-owned companies” he said the money is not coming from foreign companies, according to ABC.
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