The Denver Post recently reported that while John Hickenlooper was criticizing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), several of his companies were actually taking loans from it.
“Coopersmith, a brew pub in Fort Collins, received loans of at least $350,000 and as much as $1 million, according to a federal database. Hickenlooper owns more than $100,000 in nonpublic Coopersmith stock.
“Beach Chalet, a San Francisco brewery and restaurant, also received PPP loans of at least $350,000. Hickenlooper owns Beach Chalet stock valued somewhere between $15,000 and $50,000, according to his most recent financial disclosure report, which was filed in May.”
In response to this blatant hypocrisy, National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez released a statement blasting Hickenlooper:
“Chuck Schumer and the DSCC foot the bill for one of his ethics defense lawyers, and in exchange John Hickenlooper did as they told him and railed against the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program – even though his own companies were using PPP loans to stay afloat. Hickenlooper’s partisan hypocrisy is once again on full display, and his willingness to say or do whatever Schumer tells him is extremely troubling.”
But it really comes as no surprise that Hickenlooper says one thing on Twitter and his own TV ads, but does the complete opposite when it comes to his own personal gain. After all, this is the same guy who was found guilty by the Independent Ethics Commission for taking free private jet and luxury limousine rides from billionaire donors.