(AbsoluteNews.com) – When the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill happened, the Democratic Party immediately started blaming conservative media. They claimed the journalists on the Right riled up the people who went to Washington, DC. They provided no evidence to support that narrative, but that didn’t stop them from targeting Newsmax, Fox News, and One America News Network (OAN).
Recently, a Republican congressman demanded his Democratic colleagues stop their crusade to ban the networks.
A Culture of Free Speech
On Wednesday, March 11, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) praised Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) for taking action to support free speech. They asked the House Admin Committee Chair Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to allow conservative networks to stay on Capitol Hill’s internal television network. The lawmakers also want Newsmax TV to be added. Gaetz said they were “fighting back against cancel culture.”
Gaetz explained that Newsmax not only carries the news but also promotes dialogue that tells the truth. He said Congress needs a more “legalistic view of the First Amendment” and a “culture of free speech.”
The congressman’s comments come a couple of weeks after two California Democrats, Reps. Jerry McNerney and Anna Eshoo sent letters to 12 cable companies demanding to know what action they took against Newsmax, Fox News and OAN after the Capitol Hill incident. The Liberals wanted to know if and when the companies would renew the networks’ contracts. Conservatives saw the letters as an effort to censor conservative news.
Censorship Has No Place in America
The Constitution makes it clear that the Founding Fathers believed freedom of speech and the press was incredibly important. That’s why those rights were included in the very first amendment. For some reason, the Democratic Party seems to think that only applies to their news networks and their supporters. Republicans, however, are ready to give them a history lesson whether they want it or not. Censorship by Congress has no place in this country.
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