Sen. Eric Schmitt Skewers Biden Admin for Being ‘Addicted to Censoring Americans’ Speech’

February 7th, 2024 3:55 PM

Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) blasted the Biden administration’s obsession with censorship amidst revelations of a multimillion-dollar government campaign to silence free speech.

Schmitt reacted to news of the National Science Foundation spending millions towards developing artificial intelligence (AI) censorship tools to fight so-called “misinformation.” Schmitt accused President Joe Biden’s administration in an X (formerly Twitter) post of being “addicted to censoring Americans' speech” with its new machinations. While serving as Missouri’s attorney general, Schmitt was one of the filers of the landmark free speech lawsuit against the Biden administration, Missouri v. Biden (2022). He cited the importance of this case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court, in his post.

“Biden was the architect of the biggest censorship enterprise we've ever seen,” Schmitt said on X (formerly Twitter), in response to a new Congressional report. House Judiciary Committee Republicans announced the report this week, exposing the Biden administration’s latest censorship efforts. The goal, as summarized by the New York Post, is to design anti-“misinformation” tools to provide to Big Tech platforms to suppress free speech.

“That's why MO v. Biden is the most important free speech case in American history. It's time to stop this once and for all,” the senator insisted. The Missouri v. Biden lawsuit cites exclusive MRC Free Speech America research from its unique database. The case is pending before the Supreme Court. Last year, a U.S. district court judge issued a temporary injunction to restrict the federal censorship efforts the lawsuit exposed. An appeals court then upheld part of the injunction.

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