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Ainsworth slams Facebook’s removal of Lt. Governor’s post criticizing Biden — ‘I won’t apologize for speaking the truth’

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth (R-AL) is doubling down on his call for President Joe Biden’s impeachment as Facebook on Wednesday removed a critical post he made of the president. The social media platform cited a violation of “community standards on violence and incitement.”

During the August 21 “Save America” rally in Cullman, which played host to former President Donald Trump, Ainsworth gave an impassioned speech in which he called for “Republicans to stand up” and impeach the sitting president.

Ainsworth shared a Facebook post featuring a clip of his speech. The Silicon Valley-based tech giant removed his post in what it says is an effort “to prevent and disrupt offline harm.”

In a statement to Yellowhammer News, Ainsworth called for the tech giant to be reined in and held firm in his fierce criticism of Biden.

“Apparently detailing Joe Biden’s clear failures as president and calling for his impeachment because of the historic disaster in Afghanistan is not acceptable to the speech police at Facebook,” said Ainsworth. “With one push of a button, Facebook gleefully silences the cheers of 50,000 Trump supporters at the Cullman rally. Meanwhile, Big Tech allows the Taliban and radical Islamic terrorists to have free rein on its platforms for anti-American propaganda. Big Tech has clearly picked a side, and it’s not the side of free speech.”

He added, “Polling numbers show that a majority of Americans think it’s time for Joe Biden to pack up and go home for good. Big Tech just doesn’t want us to say it out loud because it doesn’t fit their far-left agenda. Big Tech is too liberal, too biased, and too powerful, and it must be reined in. I won’t apologize for speaking the truth about Joe Biden and fighting to protect the people of Alabama’s interests.”

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL