It is not everyday that a conservative like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) partners with an NBC Network television show to rail against campaign finance laws.
Cruz, stood on the Senate floor to oppose an Democrat-led constitutional amendment which would give Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from participating in political speech. Cruz says that this puts Saturday Night Live (SNL) in danger since it is owned by NBC and often times mocks politicians like Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin.
Here is a snippet of Cruz’s speech on the Senate floor:
Cruz and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have called the amendment, which will be voted on today, an attack on free speech. Meanwhile, Democrats say it is a reform for campaign finance laws, a theme they are pushing in the midst of the 2014 midterm elections coming up. There is currently no indication on if Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) supports the amendment.