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Devin Nunes Is Suing for Defamation. But in 2010, He Said You Should Be Allowed to ‘Smear' Politicians

1 month ago   |   By Time

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing multiple Twitter accounts, and the social media platform itself, for defamation. But in 2010, the California Republican said that everyone has the right to “smear” politicians they disagree with.
“I think there's people that have every right to say what they want,” he said on C-SPAN, in response to racist comments against Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Andre Carson made by protesters ahead of Congress' vote on the Affordable Care Act. “If they want to smear someone, they can do it.”
Nunes then said that of the thousands protesters at the Capitol that March, not all of...
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