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Pennsylvania Lt. Governor: Claiming Election was ‘Rigged’ Isn’t ‘Protected Speech’

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Pennsylvania Lt. Governor: Claiming Election was ‘Rigged’ Isn’t ‘Protected Speech’


Calling the 2020 election “rigged” or stolen is not speech protected by the Constitution, Pennsylvania lieutenant governor alleged Friday. “This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election,’ that’s a lie,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, told The Hill. “And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech.” Twitter banning President Donald Trump was not “de-platforming” but “deleting lies that are yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater when there is none,” Fetterman added. “That is not protected speech. He can talk all day about what his favorite football team is or that he’s the greatest president in the history of the world, but no one—Republican, Democrat, or whatever—has the right to say those kind [sic] of incendiary lies.” The U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from making laws abridging freedom of speech. A number of people pushed back on the …

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