The Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is questioning whether President Trump is still committed to preserving the First Amendment after he repeatedly floated retribution against the media for publishing stories he doesn’t like.
“Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?” Sasse said in a statement Wednesday night.
Experts are skeptical Trump even has the power to do this, as broadcast networks are handed out by the Federal Communications Commission to local TV stations and not nation-wide ones like NBC. Meanwhile Democrats have called on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to publicly disavow Trump’s statements.
Are you recanting of the Oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment? pic.twitter.com/XLB7QXM3bQ
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 12, 2017
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 12, 2017
He is Senator Sasse. Will you honor your oath and remove Trump from office? Step up or sit down. https://t.co/y77lLI9bHW
— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) October 12, 2017