Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate Scott Wallace donated about $3 million to media organization “Democracy Now!” while running the Wallace Global Fund (WGF) from 2003 until he stepped down to run for Congress this year.
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Wallace is the grandson of former Vice President Henry Wallace and is running for a House seat in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.
Fox News reported that public records show Wallace’s fund has consistently given grants to “Democracy Now!” since 2003 and up until 2016.
“Democracy Now!” is known for giving “radical left-wingers” in the U.S. a voice and has used the donations from the fund to conduct interviews and feature commentary from Abu-Jamal, according to Fox News.
In 1996, “Democracy Now!” began airing Abu-Jamal’s commentary, and in 2013, the program interviewed him and asked what he would say to the widow of the police officer he murdered. Abu-Jamal told the widow that she should join the movement for “the struggle for justice and freedom,” according to Fox News.
“Democracy Now!” isn’t the only outlet WGF has supported. Forward News found that in 2009, WGF gave $25,000 to women’s grassroots organization Code Pink the same year the organization endorsed a group that supported boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning Israel.
Forward News also found the fund “gave $40,000 in 2013 and $50,000 in both 2014 and 2015 to the Center for Constitutional Rights, a left-wing legal advocacy group.” WGF’s website records the donation toward “challenging the rise of the ‘National Security State.'”