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Grothman: Stop the Cancel Culture

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Washington, January 13, 2021 | Timothy Svoboda (202-225-2476) | comments

Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) called for an reinstatement of Americans to social media platforms.

“It is deeply concerning, and an affront to our First Amendment rights, that hundreds and perhaps thousands of Americans have been silenced for saying things that don’t conform to the worldview of a handful of big technology company CEOs’,” said Grothman. “Of particular concern is the censorship of President Trump and former Congressman Ron Paul. These leaders, and everyone who has been wrongfully silenced, should have their voice restored by these companies immediately.

“I expected Democrats to overreach on their authority when the party aligned themselves with BLM, an organization founded by self-proclaimed Marxists. I never dreamed, however, that it would be this quick and this extreme.

“As a practical matter, the decision to ban someone from social media platforms is to deny them the ability to share their ideas. I hope freedom-loving people from all parts of the political spectrum rise-up and demand a restoration of free speech.

“I commend Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Alexei Navalny and the French officials who have spoken out against this censorship, for their courage to denounce this outright effort to undermine Americans’ right to the freedom of expression and the horrible precedent it will set to have companies deny individuals of their constitutionally protected rights.”

Background
Angela Merkel has served as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. The Chancellor of Germany is the country’s head of government.

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador has served as President of Mexico since 2018.

Alexei Navalny is a Russian politician and anti-corruption activist.

Several French officials have spoken out on the danger of allowing a private company to censor speech

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his fourth term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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