Washington, D.C. – Responding to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) comments comparing President Barack Obama’s position on campaign disclosure as “Nixonian” in scope, campaign watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement from David Donnelly, its Executive Director:
“To equate President Obama’s or any politicians’ support for disclosure of million-dollar campaign contributions with creating an enemies list is about as out of touch with today’s reality as you can get. Senator McConnell should crack open a history book and understand that he is advocating a return to something that's actually Nixonian--the days of brown paper bags stuffed with campaign cash from illegal sources.
“On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Watergate, fewer Americans trust the Congress now than they did then. There’s a crisis in confidence and that’s in part the result of actions by McConnell to keep government on the auction block.”
Public Campaign Action Fund is a national nonpartisan group advocating comprehensive change in our campaign finance laws and works to hold politicians accountable.