House Republicans Expose Biden Regime’s Online Censorship at Wuhan Virus Response Hearing

During a congressional hearing initially aimed at discussing the United States government’s strategies against the Wuhan virus pandemic, House Republicans pivoted the discussion towards claims that the Biden regime infringed on the First Amendment. 

Republicans maintained that the Biden regime exercised excessive influence on Big Tech companies, pressuring them to censor posts on social media, above all, posts concerning Wuhan Virus discussions. 

The hearing took place on June 23, 2023 and was run by Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, the chairman of the House’s select subcommittee on the Wuhan virus pandemic. Wenstrup stressed the need for Congress to take counter-action against the Biden regime’s pressure on Big Tech to censor speech.

At the hearing,  Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey also spoke out against censorship. Currently, Bailey is also pushing a federal lawsuit in tandem with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. The lawsuit has the goal of preventing the Biden regime from teaming up with tech giants such as Google and Meta in regulating online speech. 

Bailey highlighted the censorship of dissenting Wuhan virus opinions in the evidence presented in Missouri’s lawsuit against the Biden regime: “There was an active suppression campaign as detailed in email exchanges between, at a minimum, the White House and big tech social media corporations from March to May of 2021, as recited by one of the other members and offered as evidence in our suit that demonstrate that the target of the suppression was anyone that questioned the effectiveness of the vaccine.”

Bailey mentioned how the Biden regime exported its censorship demands to third parties: “The federal government itself recognizes the legal problems with its actions. In an attempt to make it harder to detect their blatant legal violation, officials have begun outsourcing their censorship activities to pseudo-private organizations. Emails obtained revealed that officials believe this structure will help them evade liability under the First Amendment. But any federal attempt to censor speech is still unconstitutional. The government cannot do by indirect means what it would be prohibited from doing directly.”

Chairman Wenstrup discussed the allegedly unconstitutional attempts by the Biden regime to collude with social media companies to censor Americans. 

Arizona Congressman Debbie Lesko read out several  emails from the White House that were sent to social media companies calling for them to engage in censorship.

The lawsuit, Missouri v. Biden, being put forth by the Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, argues that the Biden regime could have pressured Big Tech into cracking down on dissent on several topics, which includes the Wuhan virus and elections.

At the present, the case is being argued before a judge.

There comes a point where we have to realize that we’ll-reasoned arguments can only go so far. Eventually legal action and acts of raw legislative power will need to be employed if we want to check this band of ghoulish actors.

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