Lummis fights for free speech with new resolution

June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to introduce a resolution highlighting the importance of First Amendment freedom of speech protections.

“I am an ardent defender of the U.S. Constitution, and the liberties it protects,” Senator Lummis said. “People in Wyoming don’t always agree on everything, but we are always proud to defend the right of others to voice their opinions. Everything exceptional about America can be traced back to the protections granted under the First Amendment. We must all work every day to reaffirm those principles, especially that those we disagree with still have a right to be heard.”

In the resolution, the senators list a number of recent examples of free speech suppression. They note that “freedom of speech is one of the most basic values of the United States,” and “the ability of all people of the United States to speak, protest, and express their opinions publicly is central to the democratic process and to a free society.”

If passed, the resolution would certify that the Senate “recognizes that freedom of expression and freedom of speech are sacred ideals of the United States and should protect the freedom to peacefully express thoughts and opinions without fear.”

To read the full resolution, click here.