Robert Gibbs to Chief Justice Roberts: Piss Off

Robert Gibbs has responded swiftly and pointedly to Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts' unprecedented attack of President Obama for his criticism of the court's ruling which will allow unlimited amounts of corporate money into our elections.

Via Sam Stein's (h/t Jed Lewison):

In a statement sent to reporters, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the only troubling thing was the 5-4 ruling by the court, which said that corporations could spend unlimited amounts of money advocating on behalf of candidates in elections. Roberts leads the court.

"What is troubling is that this decision opened the floodgates for corporations and special interests to pour money into elections - drowning out the voices of average Americans," Gibbs said. "The President has long been committed to reducing the undue influence of special interests and their lobbyists over government. That is why he spoke out to condemn the decision and is working with Congress on a legislative response."


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