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Robert Flaherty, the former White House Director of Digital Strategy, faced difficulty in recalling the “five tenets of the First Amendment” during a hearing on government censorship when questioned by Florida Republican Rep. Kat Cammack. Flaherty, who joined President Joe Biden’s White House in January 2021, was involved in influencing social media companies to censor specific viewpoints, particularly related to COVID-19 and vaccinations. While Flaherty claimed to be familiar with the First Amendment, he was unable to remember the five key principles, which include “freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition,” as outlined by the United States Courts.


“Can you please outline the five tenets of the First Amendment for me?” Cammack asked.

“Congresswoman, I’m not gonna be able to do it off the top of my head, but generally the First Amendment relates to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly,” Flaherty said. “Off the top of my head, I’m not able to recall all of the planks.”

“Oof, well that’s disappointing and a little embarrassing, but not surprising considering what we’re dealing with here today,” Cammack said. “Now I certainly wouldn’t expect that someone who can’t outline the basic tenets of the First Amendment to uphold the First Amendment of which you took an oath to defend, but here we are today.”

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