Last May, Hillary Clinton said, “I will do everything I can to appoint Supreme Court justices who protect the right to vote and do not protect the right of billionaires to buy elections.” Yet on the eve of the Iowa caucus, liberal billionaire George Soros is hoping a $6 million donation to a super PAC supporting Clinton’s candidacy will be the difference maker in the Hawkeye State.
The Soros donation was given to Priorities USA Action, a Clinton-alligned super PAC. The PAC reported $36 million in the bank at the beginning of 2016.
The $6 million check from the billionaire follows a $1 million donation he previously gave the the group and another $1 million donation to another pro-Clinton super PAC American Bridge 21st Century, bringing the billionaire’s total to $8 million given to help elect Hillary Clinton.
Just under two weeks ago, Clinton condemned “big-money donors” in politics and pledged to overturn the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. On January 21, 2016, she wrote:
It’s time to reclaim our democracy, reform our distorted campaign finance system and restore access to the ballot box in all 50 states.
That starts with reversing Citizens United. And that’s where my comprehensive plan to restore common sense to campaign finance begins. As president, I’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who recognize that Citizens United is bad for America. And if necessary, I’ll fight for a constitutional amendment that overturns it.