Kelcy Warren is the chairman of Energy Transfer, a major, Texas energy company that made almost $7 billion last year. But, in addition to being a successful energy executive, Warren is also a major GOP donor; in fact, he contributed $1 million to Governor Abbott’s campaign, according to the AP.
Well, “Beto” (Robert) O’Rourke, the leftist Texas gubernatorial candidate, decided to call that donation corruption and said that Abbott had been “bought off” by the energy executive because the donation came after Energy Transfer made billions during the near-collapse of the Texas power grid in 2021. As the AP reports:
“O’Rourke has tweeted that energy executives “bought off” Abbott and at times has singled out Warren, saying during one campaign stop that the contribution ‘looks like a bribe to me.”’
Here’s the tweet. In it, O’Rourke says that:
Gas supply companies made $11B when the grid failed.
Abbott put their profits over our lives.
Why? Because they bought him off.
Looks like they’re trying to do it again.
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