She’s got to be worrying the progressives that she’ll be the pick for Joe Biden’s Vice President….
They want Kamala Harris or now it seems more like Karen Bass…
Now there is concerted action to knock Rice off the list….
When Susan Rice was under consideration for secretary of state in 2012, she was attacked by environmentalists for holding stock in the controversial Keystone Pipeline XL deal.
Now, with the multimillionaire Rice in contention to be Joe Biden’s running mate, that investment is again drawing fire from progressives. They say her extensive past holdings in an array of industries at odds with liberal causes — particularly the Keystone investment — could make her ill-suited to be vice president in a Democratic administration.
“It raises my eyebrows to think the potential vice president of the United States would have financial ties, whether present or historical, that are exactly opposed 180 degrees to the president,” said Julian NoiseCat, a vice president for the advocacy group Data for Progress who formerly worked for the environmentalist group 350.org. He noted that Biden opposes the Keystone project and is campaigning on a $1.7 trillion climate-change plan.
“It makes them look like hypocrites,” NoiseCat said, echoing other activists.
If elected vice president, Rice would be the first Black woman ever to hold the office and the first in modern times to have never run for elected office before. Because she’s never been put through the crucible of a campaign as a candidate, Rice hasn’t had to publicly disclose her policy views, at least on domestic issues, over the years. But she was required to reveal her financial portfolio for the years in appointed office in the Obama administration.
Rice later lamented that her Keystone investment became a problem during her unsuccessful bid for secretary of state in 2012.
At the time, Rice’s financial disclosures showed that she and her husband — scion of a wealthy Canadian family — owned as much as $600,000 worth of stock in TransCanada, the company that owned Keystone. She held stock in TransCanada and other fossil fuel companies for the entire eight years she served in the Obama Administration.
“The financial disclosure reports reflect at worst a conflict of interest, and at best, an indifference to a perception of a conflict of interest,” said Yasmine Taeb, senior policy counsel at Demand Progress. “It’s troubling to see that Susan Rice has invested in so many companies that fuel climate change and in entities at odds with Democratic values.”
A survey conducted for the progressive think tank Data for Progress concerning Biden’s appointments showed “voters don’t want folks who have strong financial ties and backgrounds in corporate business running their government,” NoiseCat said.
A Rice spokeswoman would not comment on whether she still holds stock in the company that owns Keystone.
Progressive activists have started circulating dossiers among themselves that raise concerns about Rice’s holdings and foreign policy record. Left-wing Democrats — many of whom favor Rep. Karen Bass for VP — also said in interviews this week that they worried about the toll of recent critical stories examining the California congresswoman’s statements and record and complained that Rice had yet to face similar scrutiny….
I what maybe a sign of things to come ?
Rice and her husband have sold off $300,000 worth of Netflix shares….
She IS , of course a private citizen right now…
Biden will be announcing his VP choice in a very short time…..