Elon Musk denies being top donor to Republican committee


San Francisco, July 15: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied of being a top donor to a Republican political action committee (PAC). “Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false.

I am not a top donor to any political party,” Musk tweeted on Saturday. Musk’s denial came in response to a report by The Hill news magazine earlier on Saturday that he was one of the top 50 donors to the PAC Protect the House, a committee that works to keep Republicans in control of Congress, reports Xinhua news agency.

Quoting figures of the Federal Election Commission filings released this week, the report said Musk donated a total of $38,900 to the Republican political group. Other high-profile donors also included Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who gave $100,000 and Houston Texans owner Robert McNair with a donation of $371,500. Musk asserted he is not a conservative figure and has a moderate approach to political affairs because he is “both politically independent and surprise-dependant.”

“To be clear, I am not a conservative. Am registered independent & politically moderate,” he tweeted. “I do not actually see the checks. A nominal annual amount goes out automatically to both parties to maintain the dialogue. I have given vastly more to humanitarian causes,” said the Tesla CEO. (IANS)