Several leading Republican Senators are calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to launch an investigation into the Obama administration’s ties to George Soros led efforts to interfere with foreign governments.
The Senators claim Obama did this by “sending taxpayer funds to extreme and sometimes violent political activists” that promote leftist causes,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
In the letter the Senators sent to Tillerson, they claim foreign diplomats outlined political meddling by Obama’s State Department such as using of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes led by Soros in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.
Some of the State Department funding appears to have gone to organizations supported by George Soros, according to the letter authored by Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Ted Cruz (Texas), David Perdue (Ga.), and Bill Cassidy (La.).
“Over the past few months, elected officials and political leaders of foreign nations have been coming to me with disappointing news and reports of U.S. activity in their respective countries,” Lee said in a statement. “This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists, and the U.S. government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles.”
“This sort of political favoritism from our missions around the world is unacceptable and endangers our bilateral relationships.”
He went on saying that Tillerson should “review how all our tax dollars are being utilized in order to halt activities that are fomenting political unrest, disrespecting national sovereignty and civil society, and ultimately undermine our attempts to build beneficial international relationships.”