WASHINGTON – Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined a letter led by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was removed from Amazon’s streaming service. The film’s removal came during Black History Month.
“Amazon's decision to cancel from its streaming service a documentary that celebrates the longest-serving and highest-ranking African American public servant in America suggests that what Amazon actually seeks to do is ‘Amplify Liberal Black Voices,’ while silencing any who disagree-including and especially the great Justice Clarence Thomas, a genuine ‘Black History Maker,’” the senators wrote.
Senators Cramer, Cotton, and McConnell were joined on the letter by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Inhofe (R-OK), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).
Click here for text of the letter.