Publisher Simon & Schuster decided to cancel the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s new book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” due to his role in challenging the 2020 election results and allegedly inciting the actions taken by Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building Wednesday.
“We did not come to this decision lightly,” Simon & Schuster said in a statement.
“As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat,” the publishing company continued.
Hawley responded to the publishing company in a statement on Twitter Thursday evening.
“This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition,” his statement reads.
“Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assaults on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don’t approve of.” Read more…