Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) commented on Facebook’s announcement that former President Trump will remain suspended from the platform until at least January 7, 2023.
Nadler said “I think Facebook was right. I think that they have an absolute right to ban liars and the president — the former president — is an absolute liar.”
“It’s not a question of free speech, because free speech is a question of the government limiting free speech,” he continued “and there’s no question of that here.”
“Private companies … can print whatever they want, and I think they’re right to not print lies,” Nadler added.
Last July, Nadler called violence from Antifa in Portland “a myth,” sparking extensive backlash from Republicans.
Nadler was asked “Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now? There’s riots….”
“That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler replied.