Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stood outside the Supreme Court Wednesday and called out GOP justices for the “evil” of allowing unlimited dark money into elections and partisan gerrymandering.
The Rhode Island Democrat was speaking at an event with other senators and activists to promote election reform legislation, known as S.1, when he took a personal swipe at the justices.
“We got to keep the spotlight on the six Republicans in the building behind me who are the servants of right-wing dark money interests,” Whitehouse said at the steps of the Supreme Court. “That is no place for a court to be in our great republic, and we have got to call it out.”
Whitehouse said it was fitting to hold a rally on the S.1 legislation at the Supreme Court since the For the People Act aims to curb dark money political donations and end partisan gerrymandering.
“Thank you particularly for holding this in front of the United States Supreme Court – the captured court that has done so much evil to our democracy,” Whitehouse said. He said the high court gave “a clear path to partisan gerrymandering” and opened up “unlimited money into our politics.”