Liz Mair Responds To Nunes Suit: ‘I Have A Very Different View’ Of 1st Amendment

on November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attends a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republicans tax reform plan titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act., on Capitol Hill November 9, 2017 in Washin... WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attends a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republicans tax reform plan titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act., on Capitol Hill November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The Republican communications consultant who was sued — alongside two parody Twitter accounts — by Rep. Devin Nunes (D-CA) in his legal crusade against Twitter’s alleged bias against conservatives, said in a statement on Tuesday that she and Nunes don’t see eye-to-eye on the First Amendment.

“I have very different views on the applicable law (including the First Amendment) than Rep. Nunes,” she said in the statement posted to Twitter. “I will say that as a libertarian Republican, I personally hold very dear the principles of the First Amendment. I also believe that every member of Congress, Rep. Nunes has sworn an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, and that as a public official, it is entirely proper and correct that his actions, political committee expenditures, voting record and conduct be subject to public scrutiny and debate.”

Nunes is suing Twitter, Maier and two absurd parody accounts — @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow — for $250 million, alleging a vast conspiracy to attack him on Twitter. He’s using the suit to add fodder to a conservative conspiracy theory that social media accounts are out to get conservatives. President Trump even boosted the theory Tuesday.

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