Jen Psaki will soon be taking a few days off from her MSNBC gig to be deposed in a lawsuit alleging she and others coordinated with social media companies to suppress free speech. Psaki had previously sought to block the subpoena, claiming that her job and children meant the request was an “undue burden.”
As RedState reported on Sunday, Psaki’s original request was mocked by a federal magistrate in Virginia before it was kicked back to a federal judge in Louisiana. As predictd, that judge was having none of it, and he managed to deliver a head fake before shooting down the request.
You have to love how he granted Psaki’s request for an expedited ruling only to send her careening back down to earth in a ball of flames just a sentence later. He didn’t even bother with some long-winded explanation for his decision. He just dropped it on her like a ton of bricks.
My response? Good.
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Psaki represents the worst of Washington. She’s a sanctimonious, virtue-signaling scold who constantly preaches about respect for the law when it benefits her. Yet, when it demands something back of her, she seeks to get out from under her obligation using ridiculous excuses that wouldn’t pass muster for any other American. How many lawsuits do you think you could avoid by saying you’re too busy being on television to show up? Psaki actually thought that would work, though. Call it arrogance, I guess.
There’s too much evidence of coordination between the Biden administration and social media companies to shut down political speech to ignore. It’s obvious that Psaki, Fauci, and others had direct lines to high-level officials within Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere to push their narratives and quash those they disagreed with. That’s not only wrong, but it’s also probably illegal given there is a prohibition on the government violating rights by proxy.
In the end, I don’t know where this lawsuit will go. Maybe it ends up crashing and burning down the line. But for the moment, some small level of accountability is being demanded, and that’s a laudable thing. Psaki will have to be deposed as will a number of other Biden administration officials. They will then have to explain why they were mixing it up behind the scenes to get political speech they didn’t like censored. Perhaps they’ll have an answer. More likely, they won’t, and hopefully, some consequences follow.