In it, but not of it. TPM DC
Roberts said the speech environment is "very troubling," adding, "I'm not sure why we're there." When reporters asked about this today, Gibbs bristled.
"I don't know why they'd feel uncomfortable, they made the decision," Gibbs said. "The president would have said that in that room had they been sitting in that row or not been there at all."
Gibbs cited polls showing most Americans oppose the court's 5-4 Citizens United decision opening up political donations to corporations and stressed that the White House is working with Congress on their attempts to fix the problem with legislation. (More about that here.)
"The president fundamentally disagrees with that decision," Gibbs said.