Clinton Promises To Hit Campaign Finance Reform ASAP
She has vowed to propose a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.By Eugene Daniels | July 16, 2016
"I will propose a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United," Hillary Clinton said.
Clinton wants progressives to know she is serious about campaign finance reform. In a video released Saturday, the presumptive Democratic nominee makes it clear: It's a first-30-days-in-office kind of priority.
But here's the thing: Presidents can call for constitutional amendments all they want, but the process of amending the Constitution isn't up to them. Only the U.S. Congress or a constitutional convention can actually start that process.