According to reporting by Fox News, former Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt will tell the House Weaponization Committee that the Biden administration led “the largest speech censorship operation in recent history” by partnering with social media to censor information later deemed truthful.
The meeting will be held on Thursday (March 30), where Schmitt, who is now a Senator, will be joined by D. John Sauer, former Missouri deputy Attorney General for special litigation, and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
The trio will appear as witnesses before the panel to discuss Louisiana and Missouri v. Biden et al., a lawsuit about federal government censorship.
The group filed the lawsuit — which they describe as “the most important free speech lawsuit of this generation” in May 2022.
In the lawsuit, the trio claims Biden and his team conspired with social media giants YouTube, Meta, and Twitter, to combat what the administration described as “misinformation” and “disinformation.”
The lawsuit claims a concerted effort was made to suppress and censor truthful information on “a scale never before seen.”
The lawsuit lists vaccinations, Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the theory that Covid-19 emerged from a Chinese lab as examples of censorship.
Currently, the lawsuit is in discovery, with Thursday’s hearing expected to uncover a plot by the Biden administration to persuade social media companies to censor speech that was unfavorable in nature.
According to reporting by Fox News, Schmitt is also expected to detail how “pervasive and destructive” the Biden administration’s collusion with social media apps was.