Devin Nunes Is Suing for Defamation. But in 2010, He Said You Should Be Allowed to ‘Smear’ Politicians

Mar 22, 11:29 AM

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing multiple Twitter accounts, and the social media platform itself, for defamation. But in 2010, the California Republican said that everyone has the right to "smear" politicians they disagree with. "I think there’s people that have every right to say what they want," he said on C-SPAN, in response to racist comments against Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Andre Carson made by protesters ahead of Congress' vote on the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing multiple Twitter accounts, and the social media platform itself, for defamation. But in 2010, the California Republican said that everyone has the right to "smear" politicians they disagree with. "I think there’s people that have every right to say what they want," he said on C-SPAN, in response to racist comments against Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Andre Carson made by protesters ahead of Congress' vote on the Affordable Care Act.