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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

ICYMI: Rep. Ruben Gallego Introduces Resolution to Affirm Congressional Support of the Free Press

August 3, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced a resolution on the role of a free press in a democratic society and urging President Trump to cease attacking the media and excluding journalists asking questions critical of the President.

The resolution was introduced in response to President Trump’s continued, ongoing attacks on both individual members of the press corps, as well as the institution of the press as a whole.

Those attacks continued yesterday, after President Trump’s daughter Ivanka broke from her father’s remarks. The President responded with a tweet further attacking the media. Later, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refused to declare that the media were not enemies of the people. The President then further criticized the media at a rally on Thursday night.

The full resolution can be found here.