Pro-Coal West Virginia Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Refuses To Back Clinton

jim_justice_billionaireA billionaire West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate said he wouldn’t support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s White House bid because of her “completely wrong” position on coal.

Pro-coal businessman Jim Justice told MetroNews Monday he can’t support Clinton’s presidential run because “her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different ways.”

Clinton’s campaign has been sputtering in coal country ever since the nominee’s comments in March, suggesting she was going to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” She backtracked on the comments shortly thereafter, but not before the damage was done. She lost the state to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries.

Justice, who also claims it is “foolish” for Democrats to give up on coal, is leading the West Virginia governor’s race and plans to support Democrats up-and-down the ballot.“Everybody had their heads stuck in the sand and said, ‘It’s over.’ I’m the one that said, ‘Wait a minute. Full stop. I’m not willing to give up on our miners. Full stop,’” Justice told reporters. “I’m the one that said, ‘Really and truly, I believe there’s good days in front of us as far as the metallurgical market.’”

“Everybody had their heads stuck in the sand and said, ‘It’s over.’ I’m the one that said, ‘Wait a minute. Full stop. I’m not willing to give up on our miners. Full stop,’” Justice told reporters. “I’m the one that said, ‘Really and truly, I believe there’s good days in front of us as far as the metallurgical market.’”

The brash businessman is fashioning himself as a Democratic version of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: A straight shooting billionaire candidate working to upend the establishment. Justice’s shtick includes issuing seething criticism against those in his own party.

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    Amber

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    If he doesn’t support her assault on coal miners why is he still in the party and not an independent ? What else is he going to say in a State that doesn’t like being told thousands of coal workers are to be fired . How to win friends and influence people .
    Then Hillary had an even bigger misspoke in a scrum by proclaiming to shut down fossil fuel . So all those in coal , natural gas and oil know they are no longer in the Democrat tent . Good paying ,economy productive jobs are in the cross hairs of the
    Democrat political puppet masters . Maybe they will have a future making batteries for the grant dependant renewable industry . Government loves to have the public dependant on them .
    What’s next a Democrat baby tax to reduce” humans carbon footprint” ?
    Democrats have taken a hard left planning to throw millions off the bus .

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