Rep. Fitzgerald to Newsmax: DirecTV’s Censorship Could Spark Legislation

One of the lawmakers involved in a letter written to AT&T/DirecTV concerning the deplatforming of Newsmax could consider sponsoring legislation concerning the move, drawing further attention to the issue, Rep. Scott Fitzgerald said on the network Wednesday. 

“The one thing that could happen is that one of the individual members that so far have been engaged in the letter is now considering dropping an actual piece of legislation,” the Wisconsin Republican said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “That will get everyone’s attention, and suddenly you will have people weighing in that otherwise have been ignoring this whole situation.”

The letter was sent a week ago after the satellite and streaming provider dropped Newsmax from its channel lineup. 

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