Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Are We Losing Our Democracy?

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on May 3, 2017

Are we losing our democracy?

CNN has censored and refused to air an ad by Trump for President, claiming that it is inaccurate.

Of course that’s their opinion and they are entitled to it. What they are not entitled to, is to violate the Constitution’s protection of free speech.

Where are all the editorial boards of the media who rightfully advocate for free speech? Why are most silent?

To censor a political ad because CNN disagrees with it is to threaten our democratic form of government.