The Ticket, 4 January 2012
Abramoff says that since his release, he’s been in touch with some of Occupy’s “sensible” leaders, as he calls them, via Twitter and other channels of communication.
But Abramoff, once a major conservative Republican figure in Washington, hasn’t switched party allegiances. In fact, he said he’s pretty certain Occupy Wall Street has no future without political involvement.
“I think the response is ‘while we’re revolutionary, we’re not in the power structure,’ ” Abramoff said of OWS supporters. “…Well, then, in that case, law enforcement is going to come and clear you out and the elected officials will have no fealty to you.”