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Mark Meckler: Media’s ‘Entire Leftist Apparatus’ Is Rising Up Against Effort to Call a Convention of States

Craig Bannister | September 30, 2022 | 11:54am EDT
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A “Who’s Who” of powerful leftist media are attacking his organization’s push for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution, Mark Meckler told Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell in a Facebook interview Thursday.

Meckler, a co-founder of the Tea Party movement, is now president of Convention of States, a grassroots organization attempting to rally enough states to call a convention of states, the constitutional method by which states can amend the Constitution without Congress.

“It’s pretty much a Who’s Who” of leftist media attacking his group’s Convention of States initiative, Meckler told Bozell. The Associated Press, MSNBC, Vice magazine and Business Insider have all produced hit pieces denouncing the constitutional right of states to amend the Constitution without the approval of Congress, Meckler said. Meckler also noted the irony of a leftist magazine, such as Business Insider, promoting itself as a pro-business publication.

Meckler explained how ABC News Live Prime recently spent 15 minutes giving former Democrat Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) an opportunity to fear-monger about the dangers of holding a constitutionally-prescribed convention of states and promote his book on the subject, “The Constitution in Jeopardy.”

What’s more, Feingold’s book attacking the convention of states movement “received glowing coverage in The New York Times, Meckler said.

“So, we’re seeing this entire leftist apparatus rise up against the convention of states,” Meckler told Bozell.

Liberal media despise his group for participating in state-level elections across the county in an effort to install conservative legislatures, and for supporting “the rights of the states and the rights of the people,” Meckler explained.

As provided in Article V of the Constitution, in order to amend the Constitution, two-thirds of the states (34 of 50) would have to call for the convention, then three-fourths (38 of 50) of the states would have to vote to ratify any amendment.

On its website, Convention of States provides a description of its mission:

“The Convention of States organization boasts a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Its mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. COSA’s primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.”

The organization is endorsed by a host of prominent conservatives, including Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Sean Hannity, Senator Ben Sasse (D-Neb.), Dr. James Dobson, Pete Hegseth, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Watch MRC Pres. Brent Bozell's full interview with Mark Meckler here.

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