McCain and Citizens United React to SCOTUS
Citizens United’s David Bossie reacted to his massive win in the Supreme Court:
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Citizens United to air its documentary films and advertisements is a tremendous victory, not only for Citizens United but for every American who desires to participate in the political process.
As our case amply demonstrates, campaign finance legislation over the last two decades has imposed, as Justice Kennedy put it, a “censorship . . . vast in its reach.” By overruling Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and striking down McCain-Feingold’s ban on so-called electioneering communications, the Supreme Court has made possible the participation in our political process that is the right of every American citizen – a right that had been severely curtailed under McCain-Feingold.
This is a victory for Citizens United, but even more so for the First Amendment rights of all Americans. The fault line on this issue does not split liberals and conservatives or Republicans and Democrats. Instead, it pits entrenched establishment politicians against the very people whom they are elected to serve.
And Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.):
Ithe decision the Supreme Court the lifting of the limits on corporate and union contributions. However,Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA)remain intact.
That’s the entire McCain statement.