Cline’s reward from Exxon Mobil

For the past several months, Congressman Cline has been blaming rising fuel prices exclusively on President Biden and the Democrats for supposedly restricting oil exploration and drilling in the United States. (Not true, by the way.)

What Cline absolutely refuses to do is to call out major energy companies for raking in record profits while jacking up prices at the pump.

For example:

At the end of April, Exxon Mobil reported $5.48 billion in profits during the first quarter of 2022 – also more than doubling its profits compared with the same period last year. Revenue for the Irving, Texas-based company was $90.5 billion, far exceeding the revenue of $59.15 billion during the same quarter in 2021.

So what is Cline’s reward for focusing the blame on Democrats rather than on Big Oil?

Here it is, from his latest campaign finance report:

And there’s likely to be much more where that came from.

18 thoughts on “Cline’s reward from Exxon Mobil

  1. When are you going to learn that you are worthless as a representative! You only follow your corporate sponsors and the leadership of your “cult”! Get a backbone!


  2. Well done, Gene. Thank you. This is an especially good edition of your series. The local press isn’t covering this stuff, but fortunately you are. Anne



  3. I just posted the following comment on the Augusta County Democrats Facebook page which has a link to this article:

    I’m glad to see that someone is doing this type of research on behalf of Jennifer. She will need ammunition like this to take on Ben and defeat him. Are these stories being sent to the press?


    1. Thanks, Deborah. Yes, every time I post on Cline Watch, I send the link to about 40 people who work in media in the Sixth District. The Augusta Free Press has started reposting my posts.


      1. Very good. I hope that more news sources will draw on your posts. They are well-researched and need to be seen by a wider public.


  4. What newspapers in Virginia do you suggest? They need to reach a broad readership, not just Democrats or Republicans.


    1. The Roanoke Times has published a number of letters and op-eds that I’ve submitted over the years. But a weekly small-circulation local paper is a good way to reach people who don’t pay much attention to national news or the so-called mainstream media.


      1. If you can give me the names of some local papers (I am new to Virginia), I will write some letters.


      2. There’s the News-Gazette that circulates in Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista, the News-Virginian that circulates in and around Waynesboro, the News-Leader that circulates in and around Staunton and the Daily News-Record that circulates in and around Harrisonburg.


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