Republican figures and officials took to Twitter this week to react to the firing of Juan Williams, a news analyst, from his position at National Public Radio after he made a controversial statement about Muslims on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor."
Sen. George LeMieux (Fla.) said:
Why are taxpayers funding NPR, an org. intolerant to divergent views? Worse still when we are borrowing 42 cents of every dollar!
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) said:
Why should taxpayers subsidize NPR?
"NPR's decision to fire Juan Williams makes me wish I was a listener so I could quit in protest."
The incident with Juan Williams reminds us the only free speech liberals support is the speech with which they agree.
I'll introduce legislation to end taxpayer funding for NPR & PBS.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) said:
#YouCut will include terminating NPR's funding: firing Juan Williams undermines American freedom of speech
Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) said:
Demanding all NPR federal funding be taken away after firing of Juan Williams b/c of political correctness.
NPR & LSM: you're shocked at public outrage over your censorship of Juan? This is what happens when our Constitution starts shaking her fist
Here's your wake-up call on the hazards of political correctness
So far, no Congressional Democrats appear to have used Twitter to weigh in on the controversy.
—This post will be updated as necessary.