TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe responded to the president's tweet threatening to veto a major defense bill.
Section 230 of the Defense Bill protects tech giants, like Twitter and Facebook, from being held liable for what is posted on their social platforms.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted and called out Inhofe and said it is sad for the nation that Inhofe didn't place Section 230 termination clause into the Defense Bill.
Very sadly for our Nation, it looks like Senator @JimInhofe will not be putting the Section 230 termination clause into the Defense Bill. So bad for our National Security and Election Integrity. Last chance to ever get it done. I will VETO!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2020
Inhofe responded stating it's "impossible" for a repeal of Section 230 to be added to the defense bill due to congress members on both sides being in disagreement on the full repeal.
"For the past four years, I’ve worked hand and hand with President Trump to rebuild our military, support our troops and defend American families. Under his leadership, we’ve made gains in our national security that would not have been possible under any other president and this year’s NDAA continues that work. The NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, has to be passed every year so the troops get what they need.
The president knows that I agree with him 100 percent on the need for a full repeal of Section 230. I’ve made that clear publically as well. It’s unfortunate that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle disagree with the need for a full repeal – but, because of that, it is impossible to add a repeal of Section 230 to the defense authorization bill. The only other option would mean that for the first time in 60 years, we would not have an NDAA. Without an NDAA, our troops would not get flight pay. They wouldn’t get hazard pay or any other specialty pay that requires annual authorization for our service members overseas get what they need."
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