2016 Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders announced on Face the Nation a self-described litmus test for any Supreme Court nominee he would consider if elected president, which, hey, could happen: they must pledge to overturn Citizens United.
“As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, clearly the billionaires, Koch Brothers and others, are owning the political process,” Sanders said. “They will determine who the candidates are.”
“If elected president, I will have a litmus test in terms of my nominee to be a Supreme Court justice,” he said. “That nominee will say that we are all going to overturn this disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United, because that decision is undermining American democracy. I do not believe that billionaires should be able to buy politicians.”
Sanders said he understood why Hillary Clinton would form a Super PAC, and conceded he likely would not outspend her or potential GOP rival Jeb Bush. He nonetheless touted the number of donations he’s received since announcing his candidacy less than two weeks ago, averaging $43.
Watch le clip below, via CBS News:
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