On Friday, June 11, YouTube suspended U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, from its site for uploading videos from his appearance at the Milwaukee Press Club.
Johnson appeared at a Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker lunch hour on June 3. After the suspension, YouTube also removed the content from the Press Club’s YouTube page.
We hold these on-the-record events with journalists so the public has access to politicians and other decision makers, so they can get a better understanding of what they are thinking when they make decisions that affect all of us.
As an organization that includes journalists as well as others who strongly support our nation’s First Amendment, the Milwaukee Press Club believes it is extremely important to provide information on topics of interest regardless of their political perspective.
It’s also important to note, while we do provide this access, we do not endorse the positions of our Newsmakers or any other guests who speak at our programs.