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Sens. Cruz, Blackburn, Cotton, Colleagues Fight For Free Speech On College Campuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today introduced the Campus Free Speech Resolution of 2021 to lead the fight for greater First Amendment protection at public universities.

Upon introduction, Sen. Cruz said:

“College campuses are no longer a bastion of free thought, robust debate, or a market of ideas. Instead, many campuses have become a place to spread liberal, Marxist ideology like Critical Race Theory while isolating students or faculty members that dare to speak out. I am proud to join Sens. Blackburn and Cotton on this resolution to continue leading the fight for free speech on college campuses across Texas and the country, because the best solution for bad speech, is more speech—not less.”

Sen. Blackburn added:

“Free speech is under attack on college campuses. We must fight to ensure that our students are not silenced because of their political views. That is why I am spearheading multiple efforts alongside Senator Cotton and our colleagues to champion essential freedoms for students in Tennessee and across the nation.”