April 13, 2015
On Citizens United, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Says “You’re Gonna Need A Constitutional Amendment To Fix This Problem”
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke with WMUR’s “Conversations With The Candidate” in New Hampshire on April 10, 2015. A question submitted via Twitter asked: What specifically would you do to remove the influence of big money in politics?Senator Grahama responded in the quote below.
“Well, Citizens United has gotta be fixed. Y’all agree with that? You’re gonna need a constitutional amendment to fix this problem. I was for McCain-Feingold, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that provisions in McCain-Feingold basically no longer apply. You’re gonna get sick of watching TV in New Hampshire, so the next President of the United States needs to get a commission of really smart people and find a way to create a constitutional amendment to limit the role of SuperPACs because there’s gonna be like $100M spent on races in New Hampshire, which’ll be good for this TV station, ripping everybody apart, you don’t even know who the people are supplying the money, you don’t even know their agenda. Eventually we’re gonna destroy American politics with so much money in the political process cause they’re going to turn you off to wanting to vote.”
http://www.wmur.com/politics/conversation-with-the-candidate-lindsey-graham/32342246 within transcript. http://freespeechforpeople.org/node/840#.VTE63JeiSjE.twitter also posted this.