Wednesday, January 25, 2023

White House engaged in 'vast censorship enterprise' against conservatives, COVID critics: Missouri AG
RFK Jr., Tucker Carlson among those mentioned in purported evidentiary emails 
One of two state attorneys general filing a civil suit against the Biden administration claimed in a Fox Business exclusive he uncovered a "vast censorship enterprise" and produced purported evidence the White House's social media team leadership tried to censor or suppress conservative voices and critics of its COVID policy – including a member of a prominent Democratic family.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, who along with Louisiana Attorney General Jeffrey Landry, first filed suit last May. However, Bailey told "The Bottom Line" Tuesday the web of purported censorship continues to grow.

"This is about protecting the Constitution, and I couldn't agree with those sentiments more," he said, after host Dagen McDowell read from part of the lawsuit.

"I'm proud to have partnered with the Louisiana attorney general on this case because it's the most important First Amendment case in a...Read more and see video here.

Democrats Schiff and Swalwell Get Formally Blocked From Intelligence Committee
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
On Tuesday night, just as he has promised for months he would do, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally blocked Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee. Despite McCarthy repeatedly warning he would take such action, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) on Monday nominated the embattled Democratic members to the committee, as they had requested.

McCarthy tweeted out the letter he sent to Jeffries. While his letter did acknowledge "I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democratic colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence," McCarthy nevertheless reminds Jeffries that allowing Schiff and Swalwell to serve on the committee is something he cannot do.

"But I cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of national security, and I cannot simply recognize years of serve as the sole criteria for membership on this essential committee. Integrity matters more," the letter continued with...Read more, see tweets and letters here.