Also participating in the action were filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park, and Democracy Spring organizers Joseph Huff-Hannon and Elise Whitaker.
“Mitch McConnell is the number one foe of campaign finance reform,” said AFV Executive Director Lauren Windsor.
“We got a glimpse inside his thinking on the issue with the release of the Koch tapes in 2014, detailing his commitment to deregulating money in politics throughout his time in elected office. It is abominable that the Senate Majority Leader believes that the passage of the campaign finance reform bill McCain-Feingold was the ‘worst day’ of his political career. Today, we interrupted him to say that we will no longer be silenced by the flood of big money into our elections by the 1%."
“Eighty-five percent of Americans agree that we need to address the legalized bribery that is our pay to play system and today’s impressive turn out shows the resolve of these patriotic defenders of the Republic in demanding that Congress immediately take action to redress these easy to resolve grievances,” Democracy Spring’s communications director Peter Callahan told Sputnik News.