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TRUE COLORS: California Rep. Says He’d ‘Love to Regulate Speech’ but First Amendment ‘Prevents’ Him

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

California Congressman Ted Lieu raised eyebrows across Washington Wednesday; bizarrely saying he’d “love to regulate the content of speech” but is prohibited from doing so by the First Amendment.

Lieu was speaking with CNN after attending a Congressional hearing surrounding tech companies’ recent efforts to censor content and crackdown on “fake news.”

Democratic congressman Ted Lieu: I'd love to be able to regulate speech

“I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so. That’s simply a function of the First Amendment,” said the California Congressman. “I would urge the private sector companies to regulate them better themselves, but I believe it’s something the government can’t do.”