Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) issued a joint statement Friday blasting the Citizens United ruling, on the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court effectively gutting their signature campaign finance reform law.
The statement in full, as sent over by Feingold’s group Progressives United:
“Two years ago, the Supreme Court handed down one of the worst, and most radically activist decisions in the Court’s history, Citizens United. Overturning more than a century of settled law, and with an unprecedented naiveté of the political process, the Court charted a course for legalized bribery. Sadly, both Democrats and Republicans are now following the dangerous road of unlimited money in politics. There is no question whether scandal will arise from this decision; the only question is when. On this anniversary, we call on both parties to work together to remedy the obvious damage to our political system caused by the Citizens United decision.”