Last Updated on March 15, 2023
Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie told Fox News in a recent interview that Democrat Senator Mark Kelly, of Arizona, has floated the idea of censoring financial news to protect big banks from ruination after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
Politicians of both parties in Washington have been scrambling to protect the banking industry from serious damage after the politically-tied Silicon Valley Bank collapsed in California, kicking off fears of a global financial meltdown rivaling that of 2008. For Arizona Democrat Senator Mark Kelly, protecting the banking industry apparently means censoring Americans and keeping them in the dark about what’s happening to their own money.
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Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, a libertarian-leaning Republican, explained Kelly’s desires for financial censorship in a recent interview with Fox News.
“There was a Senator, I believe it was Mark Kelly, who asked if we had a good program to censor this stuff on social media. To censor information so there wouldn’t be a run on the banks. The problem is, he didn’t say he wants to censor false information or foreign information. He kind of left it open-ended.”
“That’s chilling to me,” Massie said. “That’s their go-to now for the Democrats. Let’s censor our way to a solution.”
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Hear it first-hand from Rep. Thomas Massie in the video below:
In comments made to the Daily Caller, a spokesman for Senator Mark Kelly denied that the Senator ever called for censorship on behalf of big banks and the troubled financial sector, calling Massie’s claims “unsupported and false.”
Kelly though has a track record of claiming that his truth-telling critics are lying.
During his US Senate campaign, a yearbook photograph of Kelly dressed as Adolf Hitler and donning a Nazi armband was published by National File. Kelly denied it was him in the photo and attempted to sue National File over its publishing, using Hillary Clinton’s favorite left-wing law firm to do so.
Kelly’s case though was eventually dropped, vindicating National File’s reporting on the matter.