While it’s a new year, some things haven’t changed…
Around this same time in 2017 that AEG CEO Philip Anschutz, one the big wigs behind Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, donated tons money towards groups that actively oppose LGBT communities and climate change. He denied such claims (see statement below), but now it seems we’re having déjà vu.
As reports, Anschutz has given $187,300 to various Super PACs and Republican politicians. This includes funds to Senator Cory Gardner, who came out as against gun control after the Las Vegas mass shooting; Congressman Scott Tipton, who opposes same sex marriage and abortion; US Representative Mike Cfman, anti-abortion advocate; Senator Deb Fischer, who is pro-life; and Speaker the House Paul Ryan, who recently passed the controversial tax bill.
In recent history his biggest donations have gone to The Anschutz Corporation, which passed along $138,000 to the National Republican Senate Committee.
Last year, Anschutz released an regarding the anti-LGBTQ claims: