Top Democratic congressman admits the government can’t censor Twitter

Kudos to one Democrat for still upholding the First Amendment.

In the current political environment where most of the Left’s energy is all about censorship, restricting news, and silencing speech, you become accustomed to not expecting much out of your average Democrat.

Then one surprises you.

In a since-deleted Tweet, one user asked Congressman Ted Lieu if he or the government could do something to restrict Elon Musk and what he might do with Twitter. Here’s a screenshot including the deleted tweet:

Ted Lieu

“Can you guys do something about this Elon Musk guy?” this person asked. “The stuff he’s doing is dangerous!”

I would expect a Democratic member of Congress to say they would hold congressional hearings, bring back the Biden administration’s idea of the Ministry of Truth… I mean the Disinformation Governance Board, or some other ominous and illegal-sounding idea.

Nope. Instead, Ted Lieu informed the questioner that the government doesn’t have the power to do what he asked.

The Democratic congressman actually cited the Constitution.

I was thrilled!

I wasn’t alone. The First Amendment was thrilled too!

“The First Amendment” account’s pics showed that Old Ted was still schooling folks about the Constitution after they seemed eager for him to break the law.

Ted Lieu

It should be the bare minimum for members of Congress to uphold the First Amendment, since they swear to uphold the Constitution upon taking office. But unfortunately, these days, it isn’t.

So, I’ll take it. Great job Ted Lieu!

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Jack Hunter is a freelance writer, the co-author of Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 book ‘The Tea Party Goes to Washington’ and the former politics editor for