During a campaign event on Thursday, Hillary Clinton lost her temper and shouted at an activist who asked a question about money she received from the fossil fuel industry.
The altercation between the Democratic frontrunner and a female activist for Greenpeace was captured on video, which the environmental group published on their YouTube channel shortly thereafter.
The woman, who is identified in the description of the video as Eva Resnick-Day, asked Clinton at a rally at the State University of New York if she would keep her word and refuse to accept campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry. Clinton, who is notorious for being inaccessible to reporters and has even roped them off at campaign events, became visibly angry.
“I do not have that,” she said referring to funds from the fossil fuel industry. “I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I am so sick of the Sanders’s campaign lying about that!” she said while wagging her finger in the face of the young woman. “I’m sick of it!”
Clinton has received more than $307,000 in campaign donations from individuals who are employed by the fossil fuel industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Priorities USA Action, the largest super PAC that’s backing Clinton, has received more than $3.25 million from donors linked to the fossil fuel industry.
The bulk of fossil fuel industry contributions to Priorities USA Action came from two donors. Donald Sussman, the founder and chairman of Paloma Partners, donated $2.5 million. His hedge fund is invested in energy companies like Phillips 66, AGL Resources, and Occidental Petroleum. David Shaw, chief scientist at D.E. Shaw Research, a computational biochemistry research company, gave some $750,000 to the Clinton-affiliated PAC. He also donated $50,000 to Clinton’s Ready PAC, formerly known as Ready for Hillary. Shaw served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) under presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. His investment management firm D.E. Shaw & Co., LP has major holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
By contrast, Bernie Sanders has received a little over $54,000 in donations from those employed by the fossil fuel industry.