Washington, DC — Citizens United President David N. Bossie released the following statement following the defeat of S.J. Res. 19, a proposed constitutional amendment by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico that would have overturned the landmark Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC.
“The First Amendment is preserved yet again, ensuring all Americans are able to exercise their right of free political speech,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “As the nation mourns the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and with ISIS on the march, Senate Democrats continue their losing battle in stripping away the rights for all Americans to participate in the electoral process. The Supreme Court ruled nearly five years ago in Citizens United v. FEC that this type of incumbency power grab cannot and will not stand. Citizens United appreciates all the U.S. Senators who stood up to preserve the First Amendment today, as Harry Reid and his Democrat colleagues voted to tamper with our Constitutional rights.”