Matthew Borges, a lobbyist and former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, has been arrested for his part in a $60 million dollar bribery case.
Borges is the founder of Right Side PAC. It is a NeverTrump PAC that advocates for Democrats while they profess to be conservatives. Don’t make me laugh.
He was arrested with three other lobbyists and the Ohio Speaker of the House, Larry Householder.
They were instrumental in trying to get a $1.3 billion dollar bailout for them local energy company, First Energy Solutions. They would then in turn pay out $60 million dollars in bribes for those who conspired to help them get the grant.
The money was to be paid to a nonprofit formed by Householder. Nonprofits are often used to reward political allies by paying them fees for “consulting.” They can also be used sometimes to help finance elections in certain instances, just ask Cory Booker.
What Borges role in the scheme is uncertain as the prosecutors have not laid out the case as of yet, but Borges worked as a lobbyist for First Energy and in that capacity, he could have been involved in the bribery scandal.
$60 million seems like a really huge bribe but consider the fact that First Energy would receive $1.3 billion if approved.
Last month Borges partnered with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci to create a super PAC, Right Side PAC. The plan for the NeverTrump groups is to elect as many Democrats as possible. They only use Trump as the straw man for their plots.
They are trying to convince as many Republicans to vote for Joe Biden in November. They hope to swing the votes in favor of Joe Biden. President Trump has governed as the most conservative president in a very long time. He has governed as a conservative than even Ronald Reagan.
“We want to take an opportunity to kind of reset things,” Borges told Axios. “And the first way to do that is cut out the cancer and start rebuilding… We’re not trying to become Democrats.”
It is unclear if the PAC will continue operation now that Borges has been arrested in connection with the alleged kickback scheme. Right Side PAC did not return requests for comment on this story.