FIRST ON FOX: In a groundbreaking move, House Republicans are standing united in their support for a multistate lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s alleged collusion with social media giants to suppress free speech.
The House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Government Weaponization has filed an amicus brief in the case of Missouri v. Biden, exposing the months of GOP-led accusations that federal officials conspired to control information about COVID-19 and the 2020 election that didn’t align with their narrative.
House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who also leads the subcommittee, spoke exclusively to Fox News Digital, saying, “”The extensive investigation of the House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government has uncovered smoking gun documents showing how Big Tech and Big Government worked together to stifle free speech online.””
According to Jordan, the “”Facebook Files”” have revealed that the Biden Administration pressured Big Tech companies to censor speech they disagreed with, and they even launched a pressure campaign when companies didn’t comply with censorship orders quickly enough.
Jordan has been revealing tranches of internal company emails and documents related to Facebook that Republicans consider “”smoking gun”” evidence of First Amendment violations by the Biden administration and Big Tech firms.
The amicus brief, which was submitted on Monday night, accuses the Biden administration of using “”direct and coercive”” tactics to control social media companies. One such instance mentioned in the brief was the suppression of discussions about COVID-19 origins. When a Facebook executive questioned the censorship of the COVID lab leak theory, a content policy executive replied that they were under pressure from the administration to do so.
House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., who is also part of the brief, lauded Jordan’s “”rigorous”” investigation, stating, “”This is un-American, unconstitutional, and a violation of our First Amendment rights.””
Represented by America First Legal, led by former Trump administration official Stephen Miller, House Republicans are determined to protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and push back against what they view as the Biden administration’s unconstitutional weaponization of the federal government against its political opponents.
The case is presided over by Louisiana U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, who recently issued a preliminary injunction blocking key agencies and officials from communicating with Big Tech companies—a significant victory for those opposing the Biden administration’s attempts to suppress free speech.
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