Members of Congress are coming up out of the woodwork to join the call to action to combat the Supreme Court’s disatrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In Politico, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to is saying :
“The Roberts Court has turned back the clock on our democracy by a century.” […] He called the decision “disastrous” and “scandalous.” He portrayed the decision as a victory for Wall Street. “Now robber barons can act like parasites, attacking the roots of our democracy,” Schumer said.
Schumer’s metaphor may be unappetizing, but it is accurate.
In a statement, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is showing support for the solutions: “Congress must move to make it clear that free speech is meant for individuals and not for corporations,” he said. “Congress must address the incongruous and undemocratic outcome of this inflation of corporate power, starting with passage of the Fair Elections Now Act, in order to begin to return the electoral process back to the American people. ”
Well said, Rep. Grijalva. Let’s hope your colleagues are listening.