WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Biden’s remarks today calling on the Senate to pass the DISCLOSE Act, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“Earlier this year, Senate Democrats failed to end the filibuster in their crusade to pass S.1, the For the People Act. Now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to bring one reform found in S.1, the DISCLOSE Act, up for a vote. This legislation represents one of the greatest threats to free speech in our nation’s history, and there’s a reason the American Civil Liberties Union opposes it.”
“During his comments today, President Biden decried the use of “dark money” in our elections. Ironically, it was that same “dark money” that helped fuel him across the finish line in 2020. According to Open Secrets, Biden received more than six times the amount of anonymous donations that President Trump received. But President Biden hasn’t disclosed those donors.”
“Requiring politically active groups to disclose all their donor information will not lead to fairer elections. Rather, it will lead to less speech, more harassment and political violence, and a less informed electorate. It is only fitting that a president who recently called his political opponents “semi-fascists” is pushing legislation that will trample on the protections enshrined in the First Amendment, and cause Americans to forgo donating to groups that agree with them politically. President Biden understands this, which is why he has not disclosed his anonymous donors from the 2020 election.”
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