Earlier this week Congressman Ed Markey who is running for John Kerry’s vacated U.S. Senate seat compared the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to the Dred Scott case that upheld slavery. Congressman Markey who is a lawyer by trade should be ashamed of himself for spewing vitriolic lies. The Citizens United case was about free speech, a film, and our right to participate in the political process. Our right to free speech was being infringed and the Supreme Court recognized that. To compare the two cases is just plain absurd. If elected to the United States Senate, Congressman Markey will not be taken seriously by using this kind of senseless rhetoric.
Watch Ed Markey comparing Citizens United to Dred Scott below.