Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on today's 5 to 4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizens United v. FEC:
"I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision, which, I believe, only serves to tighten the grip of special interests on the political process. This ruling rolls back sensible restrictions on corporate influence that date back decades, and sets a dangerous precedent I cannot support.
"Allowing corporate influence to flow unfettered into federal campaigns will only undermine the confidence the American people have in their government, and serve only to stack the deck further in favor of special interests at the expense of hardworking Americans. At a time when Washington is already too out of touch with the American people and too in tune with special interests, this decision sends exactly the wrong message."