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. . Billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch said in an interview published Tuesday that he was "appalled" by some of the politicians he and his network have supported over the years.

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Posted: 17:52 GMT, Jan.. November 2020 | Updated: 19:50 GMT, Jan.. November 2020

Billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch said in an interview published Tuesday he was « appalled » by some of the politicians he and his network have supported over the years.

‘Some of the politicians we helped elect I would see on TV and they would talk about policies that run counter to immigration, immigration reform and more peaceful foreign policy. I was horrified, « said Chef Axios on HBO in his first on-camera interview in four years.

Koch, 85, did not name politicians whom he rejects by helping him take office.

Charles and his late brother David Koch built a network of libertarian and conservative donors – the duo became popular and known as The Koch Brothers.

Your mega donations have been vital in conservative circles in getting lawmakers into office who would support their ideals.

« We had all of them reviewed, and they all seemed focused on our main issues and people empowerment, » Koch told Mike Allen of politicians supported by his network. « And then, when they were elected – I didn’t expect that they would fully agree with us on everything, but at least some of the most important ones that we worked on that they said they were – and then the opposite to do. ‘

Billionaire Republican mega donor Charles Koch said he was « appalled » by some of the politicians he supports who are helping him achieve public office.

Koch sat down with Axios on HBO for his first interview in front of the camera in four years along with his co-author Brian Hooks (center) of their new book « Belief in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World « together.

Charles and his late brother David Koch have built a vast network of libertarian and conservative donors who pour millions into their preferred candidates

Koch is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, which Forbes on Monday named America’s largest private company.

Despite his earlier regrets, Chef Super PAC Americans for Prosperity Action is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Georgia Senate election.

Both incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will be there on Jan.. January ahead of runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate when Joe Biden takes office.

« We believe he can actually make a difference if he gets back to the Senate, » Koch said of Perdue.

Koch also made it clear that candidates or politicians have to be « popular » with him because he will only support them from his massive network if he believes in them and believes in himself.

« We didn’t create any departments today, » he said. “They were there before and they are there after. ‘

During his interview, Koch also claimed that he « screwed up » in political activities during his career because he was too partisan.

« We just screwed up being partisan instead of approaching impartially, » Koch said, adding that he would rather help get elected people who want to empower others.

« I mean, if we are to help choose people who will stand up for these guidelines that will enable people to reach their potential and be successful by helping others succeed, » he continued.

Koch also said he « screwed up » by being too partisan in his political activities

Koch was joined by Axios at his Wichita, Kansas home after he and Brian published a new book, Believing in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, last week Hooks wrote, worked with him for 20 years.

« [P] Crafts policy prevented us from doing what motivated us to get involved in politics in the first place – helping people by breaking down barriers, » he continued.

Koch told Axios that he now wanted to embark on a new path with a less divisive strategy.

« I’ve made a lot of mistakes in business, » he said. “But business is a lot easier because it’s not about conflict. It’s not divisive. ‘

« Politics is profit / loss, » added Koch. In his book, Koch admitted that he was « slow » to react to the fact that he was supporting people with such a party divide.

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