WASHINGTON, D.C. — The man behind such powerful groups as Black Lives Matter and the push to legalize recreational marijuana has been deemed by some as unstoppable…until now. According to a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Republicans have decided it’s time to take billionaire leftist George Soros down.
The letter (https://www.scribd.com/document/341866712/Lee-Inhofe-Letter-to-Secretary-Tillerson#from_embed), which was sent to Tillerson late Tuesday, asks president Trump’s Secretary of State to investigate claims that U.S. taxpayer money is being used to back Soros’ left-wing agenda. In particular interest to Republicans are reports that U.S. funds are being used by agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to back left-wing political groups in other nations.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee, (R)-Utah, one of the letter’s co-signers, said high ranking foreign officials and political leaders have come forth with “reports of U.S. activity in their respective countries.”
“This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists, and the US Government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles,” Lee said in the statement. “This sort of political favoritism from our missions around the world is unacceptable.”
A citizen’s effort calling themselves “Stop Operation Soros” has also published a white paper that alleges U.S. money has been used to fund violent protests and publishing of Saul Alinsky’s far-left guide “Rules for Radicals.”
“Respected leaders from Albania have made similar claims of U.S. diplomats and Soros-backed organizations pushing for certain political outcomes in their country,” the letter, which was co-signed by Sens. James Inhofe, (R)-Okla.; Thom Tillis, (R)-N.C.; David Perdue, (R)-Ga.; Ted Cruz, (R)-Texas; and Bill Cassidy, (R)-La, went on, “citing a FOSM-backed push for Albanian judicial reform, which opponents say are aimed to give the socialist government full control over the country’s judiciary.
“The destabilizing effects of such actions in a NATO country are clear and the threat for further escalation eminent as Albania anticipates parliamentary elections later this year,” the letter said.
The senators went on to express their concerns about reports coming in from countries inside Africa and Latin America.
“We respectfully ask that you use your authority to investigate all funds associated with promoting democracy and governance and review the programs, accounts, and multiplicity of U.S. entities involved in such activities,” the letter said.
Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary also expressed concern last month about Soros’ “trans-border empire,” and said both Hungar and America dodged a bullet in regard to Soros’ relationship with former democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“I think it is no secret and everyone knows about the very close relationship between the Democrats and George Soros and his foundations. It is obvious that if Hillary Clinton had won then this pressure on us would be much stronger. With Donald Trump winning we have the hope that this pressure will be decreased on us,” he said.