Sen. Josh Hawley on censorship, Section 230 and Democrats' 'love' for Big Tech

There is a big split on Capitol Hill over the censorship debate with Republicans sounding the alarm on the suppression of free speech while Democrats support eliminating extremism and misinformation from the internet. 

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Hawley said Democrats are only concerned about censorship “if it ever happens to them” but that “it’s telling” it “never happens” to them. 

HAWLEY TEARS INTO MEDIA’S GOAL AS ‘GATEKEEPERS’ OF FREE SPEECH: THEY’LL REGRET THEIR ‘BARGAIN’ WITH BIG TECH

“I’ve been asking witnesses for years now, name me a Democrat member of Congress who has ever been suspended or had a warning applied to them based on speech, it just never happened,” Hawley said on Sunday. “So the censorship reality is that conservatives are targeted and the liberals are not.” 

Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Texas Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket", in Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, U.S., September 29, 2021. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS

Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Texas Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket”, in Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, U.S., September 29, 2021. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS

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