After the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, a number of lawmakers have decided to make their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) well known. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) was questioned about the bills during his hour-long telephone town hall event on Thursday and later uploaded his response to YouTube.
“The Internet has a number of sites that are used to illegally violate patent and copyright protections we have here in this country, and these two bills are directed at dealing with that problem,” he said.
“But I believe they go overboard and effect the ability of everybody who is using the Internet,” Huelskamp continued. “I believe there is a problem out there with the misuse of the Internet but putting Washington or the FCC in charge of the Internet I think would be a huge disaster.”
“So I plan on voting no and am encouraging folks to look at more constitutionally friendly ways to deal with this patent and copyright infringement problem.”
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.