RNC Chair Reince Priebus pretended not to have an opinion about whether or not it's a problem that we've got too much money in politics, but he was more than happy to continue with is praise of the Supreme Court's ruling this Wednesday, striking down aggregate limits on campaign donations, and claiming they violate the First Amendment.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is marking Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling cutting down the limits on how much money and how many political candidates donors can give money to as a victory.
"It's not like people are going to be able to write out million-dollar checks to the Republican Party or to an individual candidate," Priebus said Wednesday, a few hours after the ruling, in an interview with MSNBC. "All we're saying is the idea that you have aggregate limits -- in other words, you can't give the full amount to ten candidates running for office around the country, or you can't give the full amount to the Congressional committee, the Senate committee in the RNC, doesn't make any sense." [...]
"Look, I don't disagree with Citizens United," Preibus continued. "I think it's a good case. I think that we should all be free and exercise our First Amendment rights. But this is a victory today for people who want to see political parties and candidates on the same playing field or a little bit closer to the same playing field as the First Amendment was intended to allow us to be."