Florida Republican state senator Jason Brodeur put forward a bill that would require bloggers to “register with the Office of Legislative Services or the Commission on Ethics” in the state, and it was not well-received.
The bill has been featured many times in the media, who sometimes acknowledge that it is just, as National Review’s Charles Cooke put it, “a solo moron” who is pushing for the unconstitutional if not dystopian move.
On Sunday that number expanded to include Fox News contributor and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who labeled the proposed bill “insane” and an “embarrassment.”
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The idea that bloggers criticizing a politician should register with the government is insane. it is an embarrassment that it is a Republican state legislator in Florida who introduced a bill to that effect. He should withdraw it immediately.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) March 5, 2023