A Texas billionaire is suing former failed presidential candidate and current gubernatorial challenger, Beto O’Rourke over claims he made following a deadly power outage.
Energy Transfer CEO Kelcy Warren filed the defamation suit in February over O’Rourke’s claim that energy companies made substantial profits during the 2021 winter storm and then made campaign donations to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
The Washington Examiner reports:
O’Rourke “intentionally, repeatedly, and widely disseminated his deliberate and defamatory falsehoods” in interviews, speeches, and on social media to “humiliate” Warren publicly, the suit said.
During the Feb. 2021 winter storm, the Texas power grid failed leaving millions without power and causing energy prices to spike.
As natural gas prices skyrocketed, Energy Transfer reportedly made billions, and Warren, a longtime Republican, donated $1 million to Abbott’s reelection campaign.
O’Rourke said he is being sued for “telling the truth and connecting the dots between the profits [Warren] made, the contributions he’s then made to Greg Abbott, and the policy that has been followed.”
“Greg Abbott and his top donors don’t want us talking about the fact that he took $4.6 million in campaign checks after allowing corporations to make billions in illegal profits while Texans froze to death in their homes,” O’Rourke tweeted earlier this week.
Greg Abbott and his top donors don’t want us talking about the fact that he took $4.6 million in campaign checks after allowing corporations to make billions in illegal profits while Texans froze to death in their homes.
The people of Texas deserve justice. I won’t back down. https://t.co/nfjzprHAT6
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 7, 2022
Beatoff is a democrat, they always lie. I would sooner tease a rattle snake and trust it not to bite than believe that creep.
Great epithet, Marlene! LOTFLMAO!!!
sue the ass off of this PATHEITC PIECE OF SHIT DEMOCRAP
Sounds good…but, I won’t hold my breath waiting for any results. Nobody will be charged, tried, or (God forbid) go to jail. All this BS just gives their respective shysters a chance to make millions….on the tax payers of Texas. Two years from now these two could be in bed together over another issue. Further, how does a dolt like ‘frito-bandito’ become a billionaire? Oh! that’s right….. by being a democrat.
I keep saying Robert Orouke, is a want to be Mexican. Fake as his nickname too.
This guy is not worth the breath. A phony the likes of which is common to the Democrats. I would love to see him have to pay for his lies. Nuff’said.