The anti-Constitution Democrats had their tyrannical views on full display at Thursday’s hearing about the federal government’s censorship of the American people. They created quite a spectacle when the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government had a hearing on the Twitter files.
Journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger testified about what has been going on and the Democrats didn’t like it at all. Sunlight is not the best disinfectant for Democrats. Sunlight on Democrats is like water thrown at the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.
The Twitter Files have shown that the federal government has been using every department they run – including the FBI, CDC, State Department and the White House itself – to pressure social media companies to censor speech.
In the hearing, the Democrats went after whistleblowers, they demanded sources from journalists (Taibbi refused  to comply), they refused to let people actually answer questions, they continued to voice the lie about Russian disinformation and they went after Elon Musk.
Democrats referred to the two reporters as “so called journalists” – which is what Democrats like to do when they get caught doing corrupt things – they demean those who expose their dirty deeds.
Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) actually implied that there might be some sort of justification for censorship in the name of free speech (is “justification” in the Constitution??)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) suggested that Taibbi’s reporting was suspect because he gained so many Twitter and Substack followers as a result and that was somehow unethical. She also called Taibbi as “Elon Musk’s handpicked journalist.”
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) accused  the journalists of endangering the lives of Twitter workers.
Before the hearing, Taibbi had released a new installment of the Twitter Files . It shows, according to the National Review, that “Twitter had established a “Censorship-Industrial Complex” whereby agencies such as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NGOs including the Atlantic Council and National Endowment for Democracy regularly consulted with the social-media platform.”
The existence of censorship nexus of the Federal Government, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the rest of the leftist social media companies is not exactly anything new and earth shattering to anyone who has been paying attention for the last five years or so.
It’s just that now that the Republicans are in control of the House (and the investigations) the Democrats are getting a tiny bit of exposure for their “crimes” which includes lying, censorship and forced tyranny on the population – things that have led to people dying (COVID-19 lies) and election interference by censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story among other things.
But If the Democrats have to suppress the free speech of a few million Americans to win elections, so be it. As always, they will do what they have to for as long as they have to until they are caught. And even then, they usually continue with their plans.
The behavior of the Democrats is never really that shocking. Ultimately, they don’t believe in the Constitution. They don’t care about the First Amendment, or any of the rest of the freedoms that we are supposed to have, unless they need to use them as a sword or a shield for themselves.