Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.): 'I Think the Constitution is Wrong'

October 14th, 2010 4:28 PM

During a debate with his Republican opponent Marty Lamb, Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern said he thinks the Constitution is wrong in regards to campaign financing.

We have a lousy Supreme Court decision that has opened the floodgates, and so we have to deal within the realm of constitutionality. And a lot of the campaign finance bills that we have passed have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. I think the Constitution is wrong. I don’t think that money is the same thing as human beings.

In the question and answer section of the debate an audience member apparently asked McGovern about his remark. He promptly denied ever making the comment in the first place.

To check out his response and see the second video,