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Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones in an event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Friday, April 20, 2012. (TheDC Video) Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones in an event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Friday, April 20, 2012. (TheDC Video)  

Van Jones: I was silent during BP spill because of Obama [VIDEO]

President Obama’s former green energy adviser, Van Jones, said that he — along with many environmental activists — stayed quiet about the 2010 BP oil spill because he did not want to embarrass President Obama.

Otherwise, Van Jones explained in the recently aired C-SPAN BookTV interview, he would have spoken out.

“We didn’t do it. You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill,” Jones admitted. ”I guarantee you, if John McCain had been president, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been president with that oil spill, I’d have been out there with a sign protesting. I didn’t, because of who the president was.”

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Hat tip: The Blaze