Biden accused of ‘extremely paid-to-play’ during Illinois visit
President Biden’s official visit to the Kleko Inc. construction site near Chicago on Thursday came after the company’s CEO donated more than $137,000 to the president’s 2020 campaign.
Biden visited the construction site in Elk Grove to discuss COVID-19 safety after giving a speech about the importance of vaccine requirements at work.
Biden did a virtual tour of the company in which Energy Secretary Granholm held a multi-million dollar stake
Kleko CEO Bob Clarke is a major Democratic donor, contributing more than $137,000 to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.
American Accountability Foundation President Tom Jones described Thursday’s visit as “obvious pay-to-play.”
“Whether it’s ambassadors or other senior administrative positions, the Biden administration has consistently rewarded those who have financially fueled their campaigns,” he told Granthshala Business. “Given Biden’s position for the past 40 years, it should come as no surprise to continue the bogus practices of relentless paid-to-play.”
The White House did not return Granthshala Business’s request for comment.