The Minnesota Democrat penned a letter to the Department of Justice on Monday, urging it to protect the First Amendment rights of the “water protectors” facing off against law enforcement in North Dakota. - 2016/11/26
The silence of the administration has been palpable.
One of the reasons for this silence is financial, according to Sainato. “[T]he Dakota Access Pipeline is being funded by some of the most prolific donors to the Democratic Party,” he wrote. “Sunoco Logistics Partners is set to acquire Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the pipeline, while Sunoco will oversee its operation. The owners of the company primarily consist of Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs.”