Rep. Matt Caldwell, candidate for Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, is taking aim at Facebook’s institutional liberalism after the social media site suspended his pro-Second Amendment ad.
Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers, whose campaign labeled him "the principled conservative in the race," issued the following rebuke:
“Facebook’s liberal agenda is keeping our campaign for commissioner of agriculture from sharing our message. Facebook has mislabeled our ad in an effort to censor our pro-Second Amendment support and endorsement from the NRA.”
“The U.S. Constitution could not be clearer," said Caldwell. "Our Second Amendment rights are inalienable. These God-given rights were enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers and Facebook’s censorship regime cannot get away with waging a war against conservative ideals and our pro-liberty message. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison are the names on the U.S. Constitution, not Zuckerberg.”
Caldwell’s censored ad is not promoting the sale of weapons or ammunition, as Facebook asserts. View it by clicking here.
Ca;dwell's team has appealed Facebook's decision, but there's no telling how long the process will take.
The Florida commissioner of agriculture holds one of the highest elected offices in Florida, serving as the guardian of Florida's concealed-weapon license system and safeguarding the Second Amendment.
As a candidate for Florida’s commissioner of Agriculture, Caldwell includes on his endorsement list of conservative leaders and organizations Sen. Marco Rubio, Congressman Matt Gaetz, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and the Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA).