On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pressed billionaire Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, about AmazonSmile’s reliance on left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center and their “hate group” lists.
Amazon uses the SPLC’s designations, and relies on other originations, to choose their acceptable charities for AmazonSmile, a program that allows customers to pick a charity for Amazon to donate to.
The SPLC, ostensibly a civil rights organization, has smeared mainstream conservatives, such as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and religious liberty organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).
Bezos shocked Gaetz, admitting that the left-wing group is flawed and saying that he would like to find a better source for the company to rely on.
“You don’t believe Dr. Ben Carson is an extremist, do you?” Gaetz asked Bezos, referring to the SPLC’s sliming of Carson.
“No, sir,” Bezos answered, “I don’t.”