Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) has taken $7,000 in campaign contributions from Facebook and his Republican opponent thinks he should return the money.
“Frank Pallone has taken $7,000 from Facebook since 2010,” said Richard Pezzullo. “And he has the gall to sit up there and claim he’s an unbiased observer, to claim he’s representing his district?”
Pezzullo, who is unopposed for the Republican nomination, did not provide any documentation of the Facebook contributions.
Pallone, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was among the congressmen questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a congressional hearing. Pallone told Zuckerberg that Congress needs to “take steps immediately to secure our democracy.”
“Our cowardly Congressman thinks big corporations are a negative force in society, until they’re paying for his re-election,” Pezzullo said. “Pallone has no problem cashing checks from Facebook,” Pezzullo continued, “but how does he think they make their money?”
Pezzullo called Pallone “out of touch, corrupt to the core, and ready for retirement.”