This is who Hillary Clinton is — a hypocritical censor.
On the campaign trail she has restated she is all for amending the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United.
“I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines that would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen’s United decision,” she is quoted as saying.
There are any number of stories recounting this, but few bother to recap what Citizens United was about. Yes, the ruling states the First Amendment protects the rights of corporations, unions and non-profits to spend money on political free speech.
The Citizens United case overturned the McCain-Feingold law that prohibited electioneering within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election. The law blocked Citizens United from airing a film called “Hillary: The Movie,” which called Hillary Clinton a manipulative liar.
Now she wants to obviate a court ruling that specifically said groups had a right to criticize her. That’s rich.
In 2012 Harry Reid and others tried to pass something called the DISCLOSE Act that would have blunted Citizens United. They blatantly misquoted and quoted out of context the Founders in order to push their censorship scheme.