Republican Sen. Mike Lee fired back at his Democratic colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, after she attempted to link supporters of President Trump to violence surrounding disputed election results.
“The only violence that I’m aware of has occurred in connection with antifa — antifa’s response to pro-Trump peaceful rally attenders,” Lee said during a Senate hearing in response to censorship on social media platforms in recent months.
The Utah Republican’s comment comes days after reported Black Lives Matter and antifa members could be seen in several viral videos calling for violence and openly assaulting and stealing property from Trump supporters leaving the “Million MAGA March” in Washington.
Lee added that social media platforms are “taking a very distinctively partisan approach, and not a neutral one, to election-related content moderation.”
Lee also rejected the notion that several cases of tech censorship of conservatives have been “mistakes.”
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