December 11, 2019

The Daily Signal: Lawmakers Call on Attorney General to Enforce Anti-Obscenity Laws, Make Good on Trump's Campaign Pledge

Four Republicans lawmakers are calling on Attorney General William Barr to enforce federal anti-obscenity laws and to crack down on hardcore pornography. 

Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Brian Babin of Texas, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, and Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to Barr, urging him to enforce anti-obscenity laws that they say were ignored during President Barack Obama's administration. National Review first reported the letter.

" … U.S. laws prohibit distribution of obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, in hotels/motels, by retail or wholesale establishments, and by common carrier," the lawmakers wrote. "Yet the enforcement of obscenity laws was stopped by the Obama administration when Attorney General Eric Holder disbanded the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force in the Criminal Division."  

The letter also reminded Barr of President Donald Trump's commitment to combat pornography and obscenity. Then-candidate Trump signed an anti-pornography pledge in August 2016 during the presidential election campaign...

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