Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota
Joined on 8 July, 2007
McConnell told corporations to “stay out of politics.” But then clarified: they should still donate because SCOTUS ruled that money is speech. But they shouldn’t have to disclose where they’ve donated. Because the most effective speech is silent speech.
WaPo headline: “NRA chief Wayne LaPierre acknowledges he did not disclose bankruptcy plans or luxury yacht trips to other official” But he said they were in no way related.
In piece: “The yacht trips were necessary for business purposes & provided safe retreat from physical threats he received in the wake of mass shootings.” Hey! Another mass shooting. Time for a luxury yacht cruise!
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