Republican Leaders Condemn Surgeon General’s Efforts to Collude with Big Tech and Censor Americans

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with House Minority Whip and Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-LA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, regarding his ongoing pressure campaign to collude with Big Tech and censor Americans online.  

Excerpts from the exclusive Breitbart coverage: 

“The Biden Administration continues to attack our fundamental right to free speech as they collude with Big Tech to carry out their censorship campaign,” McMorris Rodgers told Breitbart News as part of their reasoning for sending the letter. “This is the type of behavior we would expect from an authoritarian dictator, not a sitting U.S. President and his Surgeon General.” 

The group added that Biden administration officials continue to pressure private Big Tech companies to do what the administration is unable to do — censor Americans — expressing that the administration’s intimidation practice, also known as “jawboning,” could be considered unconstitutional behavior. 

CLICK HERE to read the letter to Surgeon General Vivek.  

This follows a letter that Leader Rodgers led last year urging the Biden Administration to abandon their censorship mission and respond to inquiries regarding their coordination with social media companies to censor Americans. 

CLICK HERE to read the letter to the Biden Administration.