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Panic: Democrats Rush To Sell Teslas After Elon Musk Donates to GOP

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Elon Musk was one of the top fifty donors to the House Republican’s “Protect the House” PAC, sending in nearly $40,000, according to Salon.

Other donors sent more than a quarter-million to benefit House Republicans, but many Democrats question Musk’s relatively small donation because of his position on climate change.

Many times, Musk questioned Republican climate positions, such as the abandonment of the Paris Climate agreement.

Although some Republicans—including Sen. Jim Inhofe and his infamous snowball—continue to see climate change as nonexistent, Musk has highlighted conservatives who share his views.

While Musk donated nearly $40,000 to House Republicans, he was nowhere near the donations of Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson or the Houston Texans owner Robert McNair, who gave over 10 times what Musk donated.

It seems as though Musk sees his donations as strategic, not partisan.

Although Musk claims to donate as a type of foot-in-the-door, many Democrats do not see it that way. Some feel it is an abandonment of liberals while others are planning to sell Tesla stock and boycott their products.

Not every liberal group abandoned Musk, however. The strongest defense came from the climate activists at the Sierra Club.

The donation attacks are part of the second wave of attacks this week on Musk. The first wave included attacks that Musk overplayed his role in helping rescue a Thai soccer team from a cave.

While the corner-stone of Musk’s work has been building climate-friendly transportation, climate change is not the biggest threat to humanity in his eyes. Musk is much more concerned with artificial intelligence.

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