Dear Senator Toomey:And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.
It's me, again. Your constituent who also writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."
Senator, I need to ask you about Fire and Fury, the book by Michael Wolff. (If you don't already have a copy, you should soon as CNN reported that Tom Steyer bought one for every member of Congress.)
Here's the thing. Prior to its publication, Donald Trump's attorneys sent a letter to both the author and the publisher of the book demanding that the publisher immediately cease and desist publishing, disseminating or releasing any portion of the book.
Only this week I received a letter from you outlining your support of the First Amendment, an amendment to our Constitution that, among other things, guarantees free speech - especially political speech.
Seeing that he's president and that this book is about the goings on inside the White House, how is it not protected by the First Amendment? Furthermore, how are any of Trump's demands that the book not be published or distributed not Unconstitutional?
All else aside, this is a chilling moment for the defense of the First Amendment, don't you think? So I'll ask you again, which side are you on?
I await your response.
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