The Most Blatant Hypocrisy You Will Ever See
From The Gateway Pundit
The hypocrisy of the left is never ending. The latest example comes from Democratic Sen. Al Franken who on Wednesday criticized Rep. Tom Price for owning Tobacco stock in companies that he also owns stock in.
From The Washington Free Beacon:
Franken informed Price during the Wednesday hearing that smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, which led Price to note that he lost his father, a lifelong smoker, to emphysema.
Franken continued with his questioning by asking Price why he would choose to hold stock in tobacco companies knowing the health risks that come from smoking.
“You personally benefited from tobacco sales,” Franken said to Price. “How do you square reaping personal financial gain from the sale of an addictive product that kills millions of Americans every decade?”
Price defended himself from Franken’s accusations, noting that his financial holdings are mostly organized through mutual funds which contain a variety of stocks from across a spectrum of industries. Price then suggested that Franken most likely holds stock in a tobacco company through pension funds or mutual funds.
“I find it very hard to believe that you did not know you had tobacco stocks. I find it a little hard to believe in the questions of your stock portfolio that you did not know things,” Franken said, interrupting Price’s answer.
Later in the hearing, Isakson used his time for questioning to inform Franken that he owned stocks in tobacco-related companies.