According to The Blaze, Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) deleted an X post that said the First Amendment is limited by “hate speech.”

“Our First Amendment comes with very few limitations. Yet, one of those worthy limitations is hate speech,” a screenshot of the now-deleted post read.

“A first-year law student understands this and so should the presidents of our ‘greatest’ institutions of learning,” it added.

Nate Hochman shared the post.

“First Amendment lawyer here. You are laughably wrong, and in saying ‘even a first year law student understands it’ you smashed a whole carton of eggson your own face. You’re a Congressman. Please educate yourself (lots of CLE might be needed) before spreading misinformation,” First Amendment & defamation lawyer Ari Cohn said.

“And If you can’t be bothered to learn about the document your entire job is based on, you should resign immediately. Pretty disgraceful stuff,” he added.

“We need a system that doesn’t allow for people like this to be anywhere near the levers of power,” Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec commented.

The Blaze reports:

LaLota was one of the 18 House GOP lawmakers who earlier this year voted against a Defense Department appropriations bill amendment that would have prohibited the funds from being spent to observe Pride Month.

The congressman is a member of the House’s Climate Solutions Caucus.

“We need to work in a serious and bipartisan manner to tackle pollution and mitigate mankind’s negative effect on our environment. I joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus to do just that,” LaLota said, according to a July press release.

Read the First Amendment at Congress.gov:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There is nothing in the First Amendment about ‘hate speech.’

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