Clyburn Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Corporate Campaign Contributions

Jan 21, 2010 Issues: Congressional Issues

WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement today after the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee overturned the ban on corporate contributions to election campaigns.

"With this ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned settled precedent and opened floodgates that will allow special interest money to overrun our elections and turn our democracy into a corpocracy.  As a result of this divisive ruling, insurance monopolies will have undue influence over your health care, fat cats on wall street will control your money, and big oil will wreak havoc upon the environment. Special interests will drown out the voices of the individual voters."