Last October, a few days after Shaun McCutcheon made his case in front of the Supreme Court for why he believes it's his right to donate money to as many candidates and political action committees as he wants, Bill interviewed Yale legal scholar Heather Gerken. They talked about what might happen if McCutcheon got his way.
In this clip, Gerken tells Bill why she worries the decision the Supreme Court announced yesterday will encourage the richest Americans to invest even more heavily in Congress and how it could tilt the playing field more firmly in their favor. "It's not just a seat at the table on Election Day," Gerken says. "It's a seat at the table for the next four-to-six years when they're governing... It means that Wall Street is going to be controlling the congressional agenda and Main Street is not."
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