Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke criticized former vice president Joe Biden for announcing he would accept donations from super PACs and corporations.
The former Texas congressman said he agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I., Vt.) campaign, which accused Biden of trying to “buy the primary” by accepting money from “billionaires and corporations.”
“There is no room for political action committees, or super PACs,” O’Rourke told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday. “There is no truth to the idea that corporations are people and money is speech, and they can spend unlimited amounts of money to involve themselves in change and undermine our democracy.”
“I haven’t taken PAC money for more than five years,” he added. “That’s the way that our democracy should work, and I’m going to stay with my commitment not to take PAC money or super PAC money in this race.”