🚨In order to protect the Constitution, I filed a motion for preliminary injunction with @AGJeffLandry in our landmark lawsuit, Missouri v. Biden, asking the court to block the Biden administration from coercing and colluding with social media companies to censor free speech.
After receiving thousands of internal federal documents, it is clear that the White House's censorship enterprise is vast and unconstitutional.
As Attorney General, I will protect the Constitution, which includes defending the fundamental right to free speech enshrined in the First Amendment.
The First Amendment is the cornerstone of our republic because the founders understood that the remedy to false speech has always been counter speech, not government censorship.
This case is the most important free speech lawsuit in a generation, as we highlight more than 1,400 facts showing the Biden Administration’s blatant coercion and collusion with Big Tech social media companies to suppress speech it disagrees with.
Some of the facts in our filing include:
Fauci’s involvement in laundering lies into medical journals in an attempt to bury the lab-leak theory (to save himself from embarrassment given that he had been involved in gain-of-function research on coronaviruses).
White House officials like Rob Flaherty, Andrew Slavitt, and Jennifer Psaki have engaged in a relentless pressure campaign, both in public and in private, to coerce platforms into censoring disfavored viewpoints on social media.
Surgeon General Murthy and his staff coordinate closely with the White House in this pressure campaign, causing social-media platforms to scramble and assure federal officials that “we hear your call to do more” to censor disfavored viewpoints.
The CDC flags specific social-media posts for censorship, organizes “BOLO” (“Be On the Lookout”) meetings to tell platforms what should be censored, and serves as the definitive fact-checker with final authority to dictate exactly what speech will be removed from social media.
The FBI deliberately planted false information about “hack-and-leak” operations to deceive social-media platforms into censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.
The FBI, CISA, and the GEC collude with social-media platforms in hundreds of meetings about misinformation, and those agencies repeatedly flag huge quantities of First Amendment-protected speech to compliant platforms for censorship.
CISA “switchboards” reports of so-called “misinformation” from state and local governments to platforms for censorship
CISA and the GEC are pervasively intertwined with massive gov-private censorship enterprises like the Election Integrity Partnership, a collaboration among government, social-media platforms, and activist nonprofits to track and censor volumes of Americans’ speech on social media
Federal health officials in the Surgeon General’s Office, the CDC, and HHS collaborate in a similar censorship enterprise called the Virality Project, which procures the censorship of enormous quantities of First Amendment-protected speech.
I will not rest until the court blocks unelected federal bureaucrats from violating our constitutional right to free and open debate.
Read more about our motion for preliminary injunction here: ago.mo.gov/home/news/2023…

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Mar 6
In an effort to inform and protect consumers during National Consumer Protection Week, I announced today the top ten consumer complaints received by the office in 2022.
As Attorney General, I want to enforce the laws as written, which includes being a voice for Missouri consumers by holding scammers accountable.
Our Consumer Protection unit works tirelessly to mediate complaints and go after fraudulent businesses or individuals who take advantage of Missouri citizens. Fighting scammers will continue to be a top priority of my office, as we seek to safeguard Missourians against fraud.
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As Attorney General, I will uphold the laws as written and defend innocent Missourians from being ripped off.
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Mar 1
In an effort to protect women and children and enforce the laws as written, I led a coalition of 19 attorneys general in directing letters to five major pharmacies warning them that distribution of abortion pills in the mail would violate both federal and state law.
These letters follow coalition letters that Attorney General Bailey sent to CVS and Walgreens earlier in February after those companies announced that they are seeking FDA certification to use the mail to sell abortion pills.
Four of the letters the attorneys general sent this week were directed to Albertsons, Costco, Kroger, and Walmart, urging them not to follow the Biden administration’s invitation to flout federal and state law.
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As Attorney General, I will protect the Constitution, which involves fighting back against the crooked Biden bailout.

We challenged the student loan repayment plan at the nation’s highest court.
There is no such thing as cancelling a debt- there is only shifting who will bear its weight.
As a combat veteran, I paid for my education in blood, sweat, and tears, so this unconstitutional redistribution of wealth is personal for me.
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Feb 23
In an effort to protect the people of St. Louis, I filed a suit (quo warranto) to remove St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner from office.
As Attorney General, I want to protect the people of St. Louis, and that includes ensuring prosecutors protect the public.
We gave Circuit Attorney Gardner the chance to do the right thing and resign, she has refused to do so, and my office filed a quo warranto at 12:01 PM to remove her from office immediately.
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Feb 20
In an effort to protect Missourians’ religious freedoms, I directed a letter with 19 other AGs to FBI Director Wray and US AG Garland condemning a leaked internal memorandum that targets Catholics as potential threats due to their religious beliefs.
We already knew Biden was launching an attack on the 1st Amendment rights of Americans, as evidenced by our landmark free speech case MO v. Biden, but now it’s clear that he’ll weaponize unelected federal bureaucrats to go after any American who doesn’t worship the ‘right way.'
The First Amendment includes both the right to free speech and religious liberty for a reason, and my office will use any tool necessary to defend the rights of all Missourians to worship as they please.
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