Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl slams Rep. Rashida Tlaib for fossil fuel attack


Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl slammed Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Twitter on Thursday for her verbal assaults on the fossil fuel industry.

Pearl, 62, was ticked off after the Michigan Democrat responded rudely to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon during his testimony at an oversight committee hearing on Wednesday in which the businessman said divestment from fossil fuels was “America’s way to hell”.

Tlaib had asked Dimon if his bank had any rules against investing in new oil and gas products. But Dimon was unequivocal, saying, “Absolutely not, and that would be the road to hell for America.”

The Democrat was furious with Dimon’s candor and lambasted him, saying, “Sir, anyone who got student loan relief [that] has a bank account with your bank should probably open their account and close their account. »

Tlaib’s frantic response sent Pearl on a tangent, the New York Post reported.

“Like gas prices aren’t high enough?” the coach tweeted on Wednesday. “Is the congresswoman from Michigan not at all concerned about the cost it will cost people to stay warm this winter? Let Russia and Iran take care of our fossil energy needs? ! A weaker United States is dangerous for the world!

Under Pearl last year, Auburn went 28-6, including 15-3 in the SEC.

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