In this video, a former congressman is passionately testifying about the importance of whistleblowers and need to protect the First Amendment. He stated:
Enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution, we all know, are these words: Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. The freedom of speech and the press form the bedrock of our democracy by ensuring the free flow of information to the public. Although Thomas Jefferson warned that, “Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that limited without danger of losing it,” today this freedom is under attack.
The young congressman went on to decry the harassment, legal threats and even jailing of American journalists. He continued: