WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative John Rose (TN-06) spoke on the House Floor Thursday to condemn efforts to suppress Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech, as alleged in testimony to the U.S. House Committee on the Weaponization of Government.
The full remarks, are prepared for delivery, are below:
Mister Speaker, House Republicans are doing everything we can to investigate the politicization and weaponization of the federal government.
In fact, the House Committee on the Weaponization of Government heard testimony from New York Post reporter Emma-Jo Morris, whose reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop was censored by almost every social media platform in the country in coordination with the most powerful levers of the federal government to silence Americans’ First Amendment rights to free speech.
Let the record show, that Ms. Morris’s reporting was factual, as confirmed by multiple outlets after the fact, and that this egregious abuse of power was so serious and so detrimental to our free society that a district court instructed White House officials to stop communicating with social media companies to censor or suppress free speech on their platforms.
Mister Speaker, these nefarious actions by federal government agencies are utterly shameful and frankly un-American, and must never, ever happen again.
You can watch the full speech here.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://johnrose.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-rose-condemns-government-censorship-shameful-and-un-american