Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State, stated that Congress should block The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). He claimed it would result in censorship against conservatives.
Pompeo stated in writing that it would be a mistake to give the media cartel power over conservatives. “Congress should reject the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.”
Pompeo demanded that the bill be defeated because the swamp moved to pass it during Congress’s lame duck session and before Republicans took control of the House.
The JCPA would allow the media industry to be exempt from antitrust laws, creating a media cartel that could negotiate with big tech. Conservatives from all political parties argued that the bill would empower established media conglomerates and result in censorship of conservatives.
A growing number of conservatives want to stop the JCPA being passed during Congress’s lame duck session.
Sens. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (Republican-TN), Marco Rubio, Mike Lee (R–UT), Josh Hawley and Reps. Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan (R–OH) all oppose the bill.
In an interview with Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle Jeff Landry, the Louisiana Attorney General, encouraged every American to contact their senator to tell them to drop this bill.
They called their U.S. Senators to beat it. They called their U.S. Senators, regardless of whether they are a Democrat, Republican, or both, and said “do not vote” for the bill. This is especially true if they are a Republican. They need 60 votes. I will add one more thing. This is Schumer’s bill. Let me ask you this question: Which party rails against big businesses, against monopolies. Who is the party that is supposed to be for the little guy This is why the Democrats are for it. A Democrat should support this bill. A Republican should immediately say ‘no way’, because it’s not right for anyone.
Others called for the bill to be defeated.
President of the Media Guild of the West union representing journalists and media workers from Arizona, California, and Texas said the bill would be a handout for Alden Capital, an Alden Capital hedge fund which is the second largest owner of news companies in the United States.