We have a lousy Supreme Court decision that has opened the floodgates, and so we have to deal within the realm of constitutionality. And a lot of the campaign finance bills that we have passed have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. I think the Constitution is wrong. I don’t think that money is the same thing as human beings.
In the question and answer section of the debate an audience member apparently asked McGovern about his remark. He promptly denied ever making the comment in the first place:
I'm sorry I blew your mind but I didn't say that the Constitution was wrong. I said that the interpretation by my friend here was wrong.
UPDATE: Congressman McGovern has given The Blaze a comment about his remarks:
Michael Mershown, Congressman McGovern’s press secretary, called back and said that the comment was simply a slip of the tongue: “He meant to say that he disagreed with the court decision [Citizens United], and instead said he disgreed with the Constitution.” When asked why the Congressman denied the comment, McGovern said the Congressman at the time did not realize he had made the mistake.
McGovern’s campaign also e-mailed to provide a comment from the Congressman:
“Last night, I had a slip of the tongue. While answering a question about the awful Supreme Court campaign finance decision, I used the word ‘Constitution’ rather than ‘Court Decision.’”