According to the Washington Examiner, a left-wing lobbying group with ties to George Soros spent a record amount of money on lobbying during the 2019 calendar year. The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) spent $24 million into lobbying efforts during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to disclosures filed last week.
Since President Trump’s election, the Soros-connected lobbying group has spent nearly $100 million — $48 million in 2019 alone — which amounts to $40 million more than the previous 14 years of spending combined, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Soros has long been criticized by Republicans for using his money to push left-wing causes. Soros’ money has been tied to elections all across the country, including Philadelphia, where it’s believed the Hungarian-born billionaire was a key force in electing a liberal district attorney.
Late last year, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani accused Soros –although being of Jewish decent – of funding groups who want to “destroy the Jewish homeland.”
“Soros has funded many enemies to the State of Israel, including groups that support BDS, who’s ultimate goal is to destroy the Jewish homeland,” Giuliani said. “Those who oppose these groups are not only better Jews, but better people than him. Most certainly not anti-Semitic.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to OSPC for a comment on these figures and was referred back to a quote from OSPC director Tom Perriello, who said, “Too often, powerful corporate interests have a seat at the table in Washington, while workers, consumers, and patients are excluded from the political process. OSPC’s grantees help give voice to those who need to be heard at this unprecedented moment in America. We are proud to do our part, along with our grantees, to stand against hate, bigotry, and anti-Semitism; corporate greed; presidential overreach and more.”