Scalise Says That Dems in Congress Working to Ban Conservative News Outlets ‘Is What You’d See in the Soviet Union’

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) today added his voice to those concerned after two House Democrats from California wrote a letter pressuring TV CEOs to get rid of conservative-leaning news outlets NewsMax, OAN, and Fox News.

Scalise tweeted out an alert today that said, “Democrats in Congress are working to ban Fox News, OAN, and Newsmax from all cable and streaming platforms.”

Summing it up, Scalise said that “they want to control your news, your TV, and your entire life.”

“This is what you’d see in the Soviet Union,” Scalise added, referencing the former communist country whose media was under strict control by those in charge.

As we previously reported:

U.S. House Reps Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), both of whom are on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent out a three-page letter to multiple media corporations including Alphabet, Verizon, and Apple regarding their concerns of the media outlets “misinformation.”

Journalist Michael Tracey tweeted out the letter and said, “Two Democratic members of Congress are pressuring the CEOs of the country’s major TV providers to essentially purge the news networks these members don’t like, on the basis of the alleged danger posed by ‘misinformation and conspiracy theories’.”

U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) tweeted out an article about the letter and lamented that, “The Left wants to cancel Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax.”

Jordan then asked, “Can you imagine the outrage if Republicans tried to cancel MSNBC?”