(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) The Alliance for Consumers found that state and local governments grant millions to trial lawyers, who donate the public funds to PACs, which then funnel the money back to Democrat causes and politicians, Breitbart reported.
AfC’s report called this abuse of taxpayer dollars the Shady Trial Lawyer Pipeline. The Shady Eight law firms donate portions of the public funds to the Shady Trial Lawyer PACs, who have “put 99% of their money to work for Democrats from 2017 through the beginning of 2022.”
“There’s a game that’s being played here, where these law firms swoop in, sign themselves up to sweetheart deals that feed the political money machine,” AfC Executive Director O.H. Skinner said.
“And at the end of the day, the people who get the most hurt are everyday consumers and everyday taxpayers who are footing the bill for a political money game.”
State and local governments grant the money to trial lawyers without conditions.
The contracts have “no expiration date or clear language tying the engagement to a particular defendant or case,” “rarely include appropriate conflicts protection,” “usually fail to require that the trial lawyers provide the best pricing terms,” and almost never ensure that trial lawyers will not profit from a victim’s restitution.
The AAJ PAC, which partners with the American Association for Justice, sits at the scheme’s center, with the Truth And Justice Fund Company and several Justice PACs also aiding the corruption.
These PACs have sent $17.5 million to Democrat candidates and leftist causes in five years, including $12 million to federal House and Senate races, with 100 percent of these FEC-recorded funds going to Democrats.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s Senate Majority PAC received $2 million over the past five years.
Other major recipients include America Votes—which promotes abortion, transgenderism, and gun control—Emily’s List, former Attorney General Eric Holder‘s National Democratic
Redistricting Committee, and Priorities USA Action.
“Ninety-nine percent of the money goes to democratic causes, left wing causes, super ideological causes, that would really be, I think, offensive and upsetting to your everyday consumer, your everyday citizen who’s getting a bad deal and probably doesn’t have values that align with where this money’s going,” Skinner said.