Biden Promoting Business Tied to His Cabinet Official

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Joe Biden is set to highlight a business tied to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm owns up to $5 million in the electric battery and vehicle manufacturer President Joe Biden will promote on Tuesday as part of his push for a $1.9 trillion infrastructure bill.

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Biden’s virtual visit to the electric battery producer Proterra comes days after Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to Thomas Built Buses, a North Carolina-based school bus company that counts Proterra as its main supplier of electric vehicles. The back-to-back White House visits to Granholm-connected companies risk at least the appearance of impropriety and demonstrate how lawmakers can use policy initiatives to pad their own wallets. Biden’s infrastructure package includes a $174 billion investment in the electric vehicle market, calls for the replacement of “50,000 diesel transit vehicles” in favor of electric alternatives, and creates a Clean Buses for Kids program that will “electrify at least 20 percent of our yellow school bus fleet.”

Granholm has taken a leading role in the administration’s forthcoming infrastructure package. The president in February tasked her with “identifying risks in the supply chain for high-capacity batteries, including electric-vehicle batteries, and policy recommendations to address these risks.”

Granholm joined Proterra’s board of directors in March 2017; internet archives list her as a board member as recently as February 19, 2021, shortly before her confirmation on February 25. Her financial disclosures reveal up to $5 million worth of stock options in the green tech company, which went public in January through the special purpose acquisition company ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. Arclight, a NASDAQ-listed company, saw shares shoot up about 55 percent since its September IPO, a spike financial traders attributed directly to the acquisition of Proterra.

The White House has confirmed that Granholm still holds stock in Proterra.

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David rasch
David rasch
11 days ago

It would be consistent with the biden family modus operandi that this person is in the cabinet for the money…

Penny Tisdale
Penny Tisdale
11 days ago

When evaluating government policy and actions, this is the type of viable, factual evidence that should be considered by those who “care” about integrity when answering two questions continuously being posed to the public: 1) is Biden in charge?; and 2) Is Biden and his administration corrupt?

Richard Bergman
Richard Bergman
11 days ago

Shocked! Shocked I say!

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
11 days ago

I’m shocked. HA I thought that Biden stated during the campaign that they would be the most transparent least corrupt administration. You know not like Trump huh.
Well any thinking person knew that was BS and should not be shocked

Jamey
Jamey
11 days ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

Well, you were right about what they SAID. But, of course, it is EXACTLY what the thoroughly corrupt Obama administration also said. And these administrations were/are both Democrat. Hmmmm! Now what can we learn from that?

JohnB
JohnB
10 days ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

Never saw ‘Casablanca’ I take it.

Thomas
11 days ago

Who in the hell is going to do anything bout it??? the FBI hahahah! they are still trying to screw Trump. The capitol police?? hahaha! they are still trying to cover for their poor performance on the 6th. CIA can’t and Police are just trying to keep their jobs. Congress??? hahahah that really is the funny one they are trying to figure out how to profit from it too.

jjofaz
11 days ago

Why is it the Biden admin. can use the taxpayer’s money to pay for Harris’ childern’s books and give them away to the illegal immigrants and now have Granholm, with $5 million in stock options in a company that Biden is promoting for battery purchases and they don’t find it as a conflict of interest? Why aren’t the dems ever held accountable? Do they wear some sort of impeneterable spray that makes them immune to interrogation? They would lie their way through it anyway.

MAC
MAC
11 days ago

These politicians are all alike. Pass a bill that pads their wallet from tax paying citizens. Then write tax laws to enforce it.

Grace
Grace
11 days ago

Biden was always a crook. Now that the election has been stolen he is a bigger more dangerous crook. Not My President.

Dicky
11 days ago

all of Biden’s administration are crooked, need to get rid of all of them!

Jamey
Jamey
11 days ago

And just what did you expect, Americans? The Democrat Party is the crookedest national entity in the entire country, and Joe Biden is COMPLETELY involved with the criminality. Remember this, Americans, every single time you vote!

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
10 days ago

Unless MSM makes something of it, and it won’t, nothing will happen, much like Hunter.

Lynn
Lynn
10 days ago

I read one of the early articles about this proposal where they claimed that the $400,000 purchase price of an electric school bus is roughly double the cost for a diesel. First lie, the average cost for a diesel or gasoline powered school bus ranges from $94,000 to $145,000 depending on whether it is a conventional or a front or rear engine transit.
Second problem is that many states offer no or little funding for the cost of replacement school buses, meaning that many poor districts continue to use pre-emission standards (latest standards 2012) buses because they cannot afford to upgrade to cleaner burning diesel buses.
Third problem, the proposed grant would mandate funds for the initial purchase of electric vehicles, what about future battery replacement? Many districts keep their buses for fifteen to twenty years, there is no commercially produced battery that lasts that long. That replacement would be on the backs of the local impoverished districts, not a small expense. Remember the Tesla owner’s shock when he found that replacing the batteries in his three year old car would cost him around $30,000? Imagine that cost at a couple hundred thousand per bus.
Now look at the reality of the precious metals that are required to build those batteries, look at the environmental damage that occurs in the countries that provide them, and the fact that most are only available from foreign countries because Americans would not tolerate that damage in their own country.

JohnB
JohnB
10 days ago
Reply to  Lynn

Not to mention the disposal of the spent batteries.

russell
russell
10 days ago

the corruption is at the biden and harris

Randy
10 days ago

This is how people in OUR government become millionaires. PLEASE join the Convention of States (https://conventionofstates.com/) to allow the 50 states to take back their power which has been stolen from them by OUR federal government!

Marina
Marina
10 days ago

Everyone squatting at the WH and his cronies are getting a piece of the pie they pay to play in the election fraud…Maxine Waters have been inciting riots since 1992 in the Rodney King beating because he failed to stop while intoxicated and had the LAPD chasing him for hrs and was mocking them in Pacoima CA, Waters has a history of inciting riots she MUST BE EXPELLED from Congress she doesn’t even live in the district she represent.

Paul Lamothe
10 days ago

Pay to play alive and well in the Harris/Biden administration!

Fred Tran
Fred Tran
10 days ago

it’s going to take much more then 4 yrs of Trump to undo the damage that the Harris/Faux Biden administration are doing. Trump should get a do-over for that crap he had to put up with the first 4 yrs.

Roy
Roy
10 days ago

Well after 60 years on this old planet.Ive determined that the Biden administration is the most lieing,corupt president ive ever seen.Anyone who your not above the law better back cause what i see everyone in Washington is above them.They dont think they are they know they are and no one does a damn thing about it.

Jamey
Jamey
10 days ago

Joe Biden has been crooked all his adult life. The ONLY thing that keeps me from wishing for a brain hemorrhage right now is Kamala Harris.

russell
russell
9 days ago

what is biden, harris, nancy and chuckies cut

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