House and Senate Democrats are launching an all-out p.r. blitz to divert public attention from the politically disastrous Dallas massacre, by pushinga “Sense of Congress” resolution that allows Senators to condemn firearms manufacturers, tobacco companies, energy companies, think tanks and other enemies for supposedlymisleading the American public.
The “Web of Denial” conspiracy campaign is being led in the Senate bySen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D.-R.I.)and his environmental policy advisorEmily Enderle. Inthe House, the “Web of Denial” resolution is led byRep. Ted Lieu (D.-Hawaii),according to a planning email obtained byBreitbart News.
On Monday, nine Democratic senators condemned various business organizations and think tanks. On Tuesday, 12 senators are to speak, according to internal electronic correspondence made available toBreitbart News. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) kicks off the speakers list Tuesday.
“The Senators will each deliver remarks detailing how interconnected groups – funded by the Koch brothers, major fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, identity-scrubbing groups like Donors Trust and Donors Capital, and their allies – developed and executed a massive campaign to deceive the public about climate change to halt climate action and protect their bottom lines,” said the email.
Working behind the scenes with the Democrats isThe Partnership for Responsible Growth, a partnership of three top Washington lobbyists. They areWalter C. Minnick, a former Democratic congressman from Idaho,William C. Eacho, a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, andGeorge T. Frampton, who was senior environment advisor in President Bill Clinton’s White House. Frampton also worked as a Democratic attorney on the Watergate committee.
Here is the enemies list:
Americans for Prosperity, Nevada Policy Research Institute,Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy,Western Fuels Association,Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy,Mercatus Center, Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine,American Legislative Exchange Council,The Advancement of Sound Science Center, Chamber of Commerce, Committee for Constructive Tomorrow, Franklin Center for Government and Policy Integrity, James Madison Institute, John Locke Foundation, Locke Institute,Hoover Institution, Reason Foundation, Pacific Research Institute,Center for Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Heartland Institute,Heritage Foundation,Science and Public Policy Institute,Acton Institute, George C. Marshall Institute, Lexington Institute, Global Climate Coalition,Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Energy and Environmental Legal Institute.
Democrats put together the plan with support from the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, Clean Water Action and Public Citizen, according to the internal emails.