- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his attacks against the Koch brothers Monday just minutes after Congress reconvened following its lengthy recess.

The Democrat accused the billionaire financiers Charles and David Koch of trying to “fix every election in America to their liking” through their political organizations’ electoral influence, Politico reported.

“Radical billionaires are attempting to buy our democracy. Meanwhile, hardworking families who don’t have endless funds to dump into political campaign are expected to sit on the sideline and watch,” Mr. Reid continued. “When I say that Americans are watching the Koch brothers trying to influence the November elections, I mean that literally.”

The senator’s comments came just three hours before a procedural vote on a constitutional amendment that would that would effectively overturn the Citizens United ruling.

“These mega-billionaires who are trying to buy our country, they are trying to buy America at every level of government. Why? Because they want make more money,” Mr. Reid said, Politico reported. ” What they have now is not enough. So we’re faced with a choice: We can keep the status quo, or we can change the system and restore the fundamental principle of one American, one vote.”



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