Democrats are working hard to destroy freedom of speech.
And they are actively targeting journalists they don’t agree with.
In fact, Rep. Adam Schiff just violated the First Amendment with this one demand.
In violation of the First Amendment, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked Twitter to suspend the account of investigative journalist Paul Sperry in the lead up to the 2020 elections.
Sperry was the journalist who published the name of the so-called impeachment “whistleblower” who allegedly filed a complaint about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019.
Schiff lied to the American people and claimed the whistleblower had a “right” to anonymity.
After Paul Sperry reported that the “whistleblower” was a CIA analyst named Eric Ciaramella, Schiff tried to pressure Twitter to censor Sperry’s account.
A second release of the infamous “Twitter Files” came out last Tuesday, January 4th, and revealed Schiff accused several reporters of spreading “QAnon conspiracies.”
Schiff’s office claimed these accounts had been engaged in conduct “related to alleged harassment from QAnon conspiracists” against Schiff’s staff.
Schiff asked Twitter to “remove any and all content about [Sean Misko] and other Committee staff from its service.”
Schiff’s office also requested Twitter “[s]uspend the many accounts, including @GregRubini and @paulsperry_, which have repeatedly promoted false QAnon conspiracies.”
Twitter responded saying they would “review these accounts again” – which seems to indicate Schiff made several attempts to get Sperry kicked off Twitter.
In response to these revelations, Sperry told the New York Post last Tuesday, “I have never promoted any ‘QAnon conspiracies.’ Ever. Not on Twitter. Not anywhere.”
“Schiff was just angry I outed his impeachment whistleblower and tried to get me banned,” he said.
“I challenge Schiff to produce evidence to back up his defamatory remarks to Twitter.”
Sperry added, “This is a scurrilous smear, but par for the course for the unscrupulous Chairman Schiff.”
Sperry also posted on Twitter later that day asking, “How is a Congressional leader demanding the banning of a veteran journalist from the nation’s digital town square not state censorship?”
“It’s now clear my two-year ban was political,” he added.
While Sperry wasn’t suspended immediately after Schiff had contacted Twitter in 2020, Sperry was eventually suspended a few months later.
Sperry went on to say he thinks he knows why.
“Looks like Schiff’s office initially got friction from Twitter gatekeepers. Still, I was banned just a few months after this ‘request.’”
“Were there subsequent demands from Schiff? May explain why Twitter would never give me a reason for banning me,” Sperry added.
No apology or comment has been made by Schiff regarding his abuse of his official position to try and silence a journalist.
However, in late December, Schiff announced he is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
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