Bruce Pearl rips Rep. Rashida Tlaib over fossil fuel defunding

Bruce Pearl rips Rep. Rashida Tlaib over fossil fuel defunding

Bruce Pearl executed a cannonball into the political pool on Thursday.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) went viral after JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon rebuked her question about whether the bank would stop funding fossil fuels, and the Auburn basketball coach jumped in the mix.

“Does your bank have a policy against funding new oil and gas products?” Tlaib asked Dimon.

The banking titan answered, “Absolutely not, and that would be the road to hell for America.”

At this point, Tlaib said, “Sir, everyone that got relief from student loans [that] has a bank account with your bank should probably take out their account and close their account. The fact that you’re not even there to help relieve many of the folks that are in extreme debt because of student loan debt, and the fact that you’re out there criticizing it…”

Pearl saw the video and came out swinging.

“Like Gas Prices aren’t high enough?” the Auburn coach tweeted. “Is the Congresswoman from Michigan not at all concerned with how much it’s going to cost people to stay warm this winter? Let’s just let Russia and Iran take care of our fossil fuel needs?! A weaker USA is dangerous for the world!”

Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl slammed Rep. Rashida Tlaib for asking banks to defund fossil fuels.
Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl slammed Rep. Rashida Tlaib for asking banks to defund fossil fuels.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib asked banks to defund fossil fuels.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib asked banks to defund fossil fuels.
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The 62-year-old Pearl led Auburn to a 28-6 record, including 15-3 in the SEC, last season.

This season, Auburn has 45-to-1 odds to win the national championship on FanDuel.