Ted Cruz recently claimed that a proposed Democratic amendment to overturn Citizens United would effectively criminalize Saturday Night Live. Nancy Pelosi told Seth Meyers last night that’s not at all what’s happening.
Cruz’s argument is that the amendment would criminalize corporations that engage in political speech, and if an NBC show engages in political satire, it applies. And Meyers felt a bit worried, since he’s an SNL alum and doesn’t really have the time to do time.
Pelosi said, “I don’t know if he didn’t know what he was talking about or if he intentionally wanted to use it as a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be.” She then pivoted into a full-throated pitch for the amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Watch the clip below, via NBC:
And you can watch Cruz’s comments here, via C-SPAN 2:
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