Ted Cruz echoed these sentiments on the Senate floor. But he did so by invoking SNL.Yes, ted Cruz argued that snl the constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats would criminalize the political satire performed on Saturday Night Live. Cruz praised SNL‘s rich history of political satire, and even said, “Who can forget, in 2008, Saturday Night Live‘s wickedly funny characterization of the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin?” (And mind you, this is a good friend of Palin’s saying that.)
Cruz cried foul and said that no matter what Democrats’ intentions might be, their efforts would have the side effect of silencing a television program.
You can watch part of Cruz’s floor comments here, via C-SPAN 2:
Senator Ted Cruz discusses Saturday Night Live during a speech on the Senate Floor regarding free speech. The Texas Republican voices his opposition to S J Res 19, a resolution adopted by the Senate that would restrict campaign donations. Cruz contends the language would infrige on campaign donors’s First Amendment right