WHCA: Reassignment of VOA reporter who questioned Pompeo an ‘assault on the First Modification’

WHCA: Reassignment of VOA reporter who questioned Pompeo an ‘assault on the First Modification’

“At a second when the world already has watched an assault on our democratic establishments, the Trump administration has chosen to ship one other

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“At a second when the world already has watched an assault on our democratic establishments, the Trump administration has chosen to ship one other message — with an assault on the First Modification,” Miller stated within the assertion. “The transfer, mere hours earlier than Widakuswara was to fly with the president as a member of the journey pool on Air Drive One, harms the pursuits of all Individuals who rely on the free press to study concerning the actions of their authorities and provides consolation to efforts to limit press freedom around the globe.”

A VOA spokesperson declined to answer the WHCA assertion, saying the group “doesn’t touch upon inside personnel issues.”

Pompeo was the topic of great criticism within the aftermath of final November’s presidential eletcion, when he promised the State Department would facilitate “a smooth transition to a second Trump administration” after the race had been called for President-elect Joe Biden.

Pompeo’s speech Monday at Voice of America’s headquarters in Washington on “Reclaiming America’s Voice for Freedom” included remarks that VOA’s mission was to be “correct, goal, and complete.”

“Your mission is to advertise democracy, freedom, and American values all internationally,” Pompeo stated. “It’s a U.S. taxpayer-funded establishment aimed squarely at that. Certainly, that is what units VOA other than MSNBC and Fox Information and the like.”

“It isn’t faux information so that you can broadcast that that is the best nation within the historical past of the world and the best nation that civilization has ever recognized,” Pompeo stated.



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