Friday, April 4, 2014

Bernie Sanders: McCutcheon Ruling Is A Koch Brothers "Gravy Train"

As if the Citizens United ruling weren't bad enough, the Supreme Court took another step toward corrupting our democracy with its McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision. Now one donor can contribute $3.6 million in a single election cycle. Interviewed by MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said, “You no longer have, with very few exceptions, Republicans who are concerned about this issue. They see it as a gravy train. If you can now get unlimited sums of money from Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers, what’s the problem?" Sanders decried "the undermining of the foundations of our democracy" and predicted that the Republicans will "move to end all limitations on campaign funding so that billionaires like the Koch brothers can now spend as much as they want in any way that they want on any candidate in the United States." Sanders called for the overturning of Citizens United, the passing of a disclosure act and the public funding of elections. Watch:

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