Mediaite: Ted Cruz Goes Off on Dem Effort to Reverse Citizens United: Where Did the Liberals Go?
On Tuesday, during a Senate hearing on Democratic efforts to address campaign spending by introducing a constitutional amendment which would reverse a variety of recent Supreme Court decisions, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went off on his Democratic colleagues. The conservative senator insisted that, while campaign finance reform was an important issue, amending the Constitution to add new limits to the First Amendment is an illiberal course of action.
“This amendment, here today, would repeal the free speech protections of the First Amendment,” Cruz said. “As immune as we are to abuse of power from government, citizens are still astonished that members of Congress would dare support repealing the First Amendment.”
“When did elected Democrats abandon the Bill of Rights?” Cruz asked. “Where did the liberals go?”