Later that week, McConnell fired back again, this time in an exclusive interview with TheDC.
“It’s an act of genuine radicalism,” McConnell said. “We haven’t amended the First Amendment in 235 years. The First Amendment is the core of not only freedom of religion, freedom to petition the government, and the rest, but most important, freedom of speech.”
As to the SEC’s chances of actually forcing the DISCLOSE Act through regulation, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that the SEC’s Republican commissioners are committed to seeing the proposal blocked.
“That should not be one of our priorities,” said SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, according to Bloomberg. “That is just a political wish-list item. I think I speak for myself and I can speak for [Republican] Commissioner [Troy] Paredes. We have no interest in pursuing that.”