In a significant show of unity, House Republicans have thrown their support behind a multistate lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s alleged collusion with social media companies to censor free speech.
The House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Government Weaponization filed an amicus brief late Monday night in the case of Missouri v. Biden, following months of GOP-led accusations of federal officials suppressing views on COVID-19 and the 2020 election that didn’t align with their own.
House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who also chairs the subcommittee, spoke to Fox News Digital, stating, “”The extensive investigation has uncovered smoking gun documents showing how Big Tech and Big Government worked together to stifle free speech online.””
The “”Facebook Files,”” a collection of internal company emails and court records related to Facebook, have been unveiled by Jordan, offering what Republicans consider as crucial evidence of the Biden administration’s and Big Tech firms’ violations of the First Amendment.
The amicus brief, submitted on Monday night, accuses the Biden administration of exerting “”direct and coercive”” pressure on social media companies to control information. One instance mentioned was the suppression of discussions about COVID-19 origins, where a Facebook executive revealed they were under pressure from the administration to censor the COVID lab leak theory.
House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., who is also part of the brief, praised Jordan’s 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 aim to protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and challenge what they view as the Biden administration’s unconstitutional weaponization of the federal government against its political opponents.
Louisiana U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, presiding over the case, 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 alleged attempts to suppress free speech.
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